DUI checkpoint
A DUI checkpoint in San Diego. Courtesy San Diego Police

The San Diego Police Department‘s traffic division plans to set up a DUI and license checkpoint somewhere in the city limits on Friday night.

Officers will be stopping drivers from 9 p.m. Friday until 1 a.m. on Saturday to check for alcohol or marijuana impairment as well as proper licensing.

Checkpoints like this are regularly announced in advance by local law enforcement

“The deterrent effect of high visibility enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes,” according to police.

The department said the location would be chosen based on previous DUI accidents and arrests.

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Chris Jennewein

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