The San Diego Police Department is planning a four-hour DUI and license checkpoint somewhere within the city limits on Saturday night.
Specially trained officers will be stopping drivers beginning at 11 p.m. and continuing until 3 a.m. on Sunday morning to check for alcohol or marijuana impairment..
The checkpoint will be set up at a location chosen because of previous DUI accidents and arrests.
Police regularly announce saturation patrols and checkpoints in advance because of the deterrent effect on drivers.
“Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized proactive DUI operations are conducted routinely,” according to the police department.
Over the past three years San Diego officers have investigated 2,381 DUI collisions which have claimed 19 lives, and resulted in another 2,257 injuries.
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