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SDPD: DUI Checkpoint In Place for Friday

Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted regularly.

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, Nov. 30 at an undisclosed location within the city limits.

The checkpoint will take place between the hours of 9 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. The agency conducted a DUI checkpoint last weekend over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted regularly.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Those caught driving while impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $12,000.

Additionally, officers will be conducting DUI Saturation Patrols throughout San Diego this holiday weekend.

“Deaths from drunk and drug-impaired driving are going down in California,” said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS). “But that still means that hundreds of our friends, family and co-workers are killed each year, along with tens of thousands who are seriously injured. We must all continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a drunk driver, call 9-1-1.”

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the San Diego Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver.

–Taken from a San Diego Police Department press release.

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