Chula Vista police
A Chula Vista police cruiser. Photo via @ChulaVistaPD Twitter

The Chula Vista Police Department announced plans for a DUI and license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the South Bay city on Friday night.

Officers will be stopping vehicles from 6 p.m. to midnight to check for alcohol or marijuana impairment as well as proper licensing.

Officials said the checkpoint location will be chosen based on previous impaired-driving crashes.

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Traffic Officer Oscar Miranda said. “Any prevention measure that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

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