A San Diego Police DUI checkpoint. Courtesy SDPD

The San Diego Police Department is warning drivers of a DUI and license checkpoint somewhere in the city limits on Saturday night.

Officers will be stopping drivers and checking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment between 11 a.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.

Checkpoints are regularly announced in advance, with police noting that “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.”

The checkpoint will be set up in a undisclosed location with a history of DUI arrests and accidents.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

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Chris Jennewein

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