An officer arrests a drunk driver. Courtesy CHP

The San Diego Police Department announced it will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location on Saturday night.

The checkpoint will take place between 11 p.m. Saturday and to 3 a.m. Sunday at a location with a high number of past collisions and DUI arrests to ensure “the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence,” according to the police department.

Checkpoints are routinely announced in advance because research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and patrols are conducted routinely.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect a DUI conviction to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes and related expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Over 10,000 people are killed annually in the United States by alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.