San Diego Police plan to set up a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Tuesday night, when thousands will be celebrating Mardis Gras in the Gaslamp.
The checkpoint is scheduled for 11 p.m. Tuesday to 3 a.m. Wednesday at an undisclosed location within the city limits. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and checking drivers for proper licensing.
Police regularly announce the checkpoints in advance in hopes of preventing drunk and drugged driving.
The Metropolitan Transit System said extra trains would be running on all three trolley lines on Tuesday night in anticipation of crowds of revelers downtown.
To avoid drunk driving, police recommend downloading the California Office of Traffic’s Safety designated driver mobile app for help finding a ride.
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