The San Diego Police Department’s crackdown on drunk and drugged driving continues on Thursday night with a checkpoint scheduled at an undisclosed location somewhere in the city.
Officers will be checking for drivers for signs of impairment and proper licensing between 11 p.m. Thursday and 3 a.m. Friday at a location chosen because of previous accidents and arrests.
Checkpoints are regularly announced in advance, according to the department, because “research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.”
Over the past three years, San Diego officers have investigated 2005 DUI collisions which have claimed 42 lives and resulted in thousands of injuries.
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