The San Diego Police Department announced plans for a DUI and licence checkpoint somewhere in the city limits on Saturday night.
Officials will be stopping drivers to check for alcohol or marijuana impairment and proper licencing between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.
Police said the location of the checkpoint will be chosen based on the frequency of previous DUI accidents and arrests.
The checkpoints are regularly announced in advance because of the deterrent effect on people who might drink or smoke to excess 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’s traffic division.
Impaired drivers 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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