The San Diego Police Department‘s traffic division announced plans for a DUI and license checkpoint somewhere in the city limits on Friday night.
Officers will be stopping drivers between 11 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday to check for impairment by alcohol, marijuana or other drugs. The location will be chosen based on previous DUI accidents and arrests.
Police regularly announce the checkpoints in advance because “the deterrent effect of high visibility enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols has proven to lower the number of people killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes,” according to the department.
Anyone caught driving 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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