A DUI checkpoint. Photo via Sheriff’s Department

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department says its Vista station will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint Friday night and early Saturday morning at an unspecified location in the North County city.

Deputies will stop drivers to check for alcohol or drug impairment beginning at 8:30 p.m. and continuing until 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

“The checkpoint will consist of DUI and Drug Recognition Expert trained deputies who will be evaluating drivers’ abilities to safely operate motor vehicles if they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” authorities said.

As well, all drivers will be checked to make sure that they have a valid driver’s license.

Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Office of Traffic Safety and local law enforcement urges drivers to “Report Drunk Drivers. Call 911.” Questions regarding the checkpoint can be directed to Sgt. Hernan Gonzalez.

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