Deputies stop drivers during a checkpoint in San Marcos. File photo courtesy of OnScene.TV

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced a DUI and license checkpoint somewhere in the city of Poway on Saturday night.

Deputies will be stopping drivers between 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday to check for alcohol or marijuana impairment as well as proper licensing.

The location will be chosen based on previous DUI accidents and arrests.

The department said that so far in 2020, 4,031 people have been arrested across San Diego County for impaired driving.

“No matter what time of year it is, no one should ever get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “One bad decision can change your life forever.”

A checkpoint is also planned for Lemon Grove on Sunday night as part of maximum enforcement efforts over the long Labor Day weekend.

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Chris Jennewein

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