A DUI checkpoint in San Diego. Courtesy San Diego Police

San Diego Police plan a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint somewhere in the city limits on Saturday night during the Memorial Day weekend.

Officers will be stopping drivers between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday to check for alcohol or marijuana impairment and proper licensing.

The location in San Diego will be chosen based on previous DUI accidents and arrests. The last checkpoint was May 3-4 on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach and resulted in 10 arrests.

Police regularly announce the checkpoints in advance as a deterrent. The checkpoint comes as the San Diego Sheriff’s Department is conducting countywide DUI patrols over the holiday weekend.

“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,” police said in a statement announcing the upcoming checkpoint.

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Chris Jennewein

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