The San Diego Police Department has announced plans for a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint somewhere in the city limits on Valentine’s Day.
The checkpoint is scheduled for 11 p.m. Thursday through 3 a.m. Friday at a location chosen because of previous DUI accidents and arrests.
Officers will be stopping cars and checking drivers for signs of alcohol or marijuana impairment as well as proper licensing.
“The deterrent effect of high-visibility enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol- or drug-impaired crashes,” the department said in a statement announcing the checkpoint.
Police urged San Diegans celebrating the Valentine’s Day holiday to plan ahead with a designated driver or use a ridesharing service.
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