The San Diego Police Department announced plans for a DUI checkpoint somewhere in the city limits on Saturday night.
Traffic division officers will be stopping drivers to check for alcohol or marijuana impairment as well as proper licencing beginning at 11 p.m. Saturday and continuing until 3 a.m. Sunday.
Police said the location will be chosen based on previous DUI accidents and arrests. The checkpoints are regularly announced in advance, but not the location.
“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,” according to the department.
Drivers who are impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
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