The San Diego Police Department will set up a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint somewhere in the city limits on Saturday night.
Specially trained officers will be stopping drivers between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday to check for alcohol or marijuana impairment as well as proper licensing.
The checkpoint location will be chosen based on previous accidents and arrests. DUI checkpoints and patrols are routinely announced in advance because of the deterrent effect on people who might drink or smoke marijuana and then drive.
“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 department.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of an arrest to include jail time, fines,
fees, DUI classes, license suspensions and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
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