DUI checkpoint sign
A DUI checkpoint in San Diego County. Courtesy sheriff’s department

The San Diego Police Department announced another Saturday night DUI and license checkpoint in an effort to halt the growing number of drunk driving fatalities.

Officers will be stopping drivers between 11 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday to check for alcohol or marijuana impairment as wells as proper licensing.

The checkpoint will be set up somewhere in the city limits at a location chosen because of previous collisions and arrests.

Last month District Attorney Summer Stephan said San Diego County was on track to report a record number of DUI fatalities in 2021, and her office received a special grant to prosecute offenders.

 Saturday night’s checkpoint will be the second in just a week as police step up efforts to halt drunk driving.

Police warned in the announcement that people 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.

Chris Jennewein

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