The San Diego Police Department‘s traffic division plans to set up a DUI and license checkpoint somewhere within the city limits on Tuesday night.
Officers will be stopping drivers between 11 p.m. Tuesday night and 3 a.m. Wednesday morning to check for alcohol or marijuana impairment and proper licensing.
There’s a new emphasis on marijuana, which though legal now in California can also lead to accidents and injuries if abused.
Law enforcement agencies have a new motto for this drug: “DUI doesn’t just mean booze.”
Checkpoints like the one planned for Tuesday night are regularly announced in advance because of the deterrent effect on drivers who might drink or smoke to excess and then get on the road.
Drivers caught 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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