Kern DUI Task Force to conduct DUI checkpoint in Bakersfield area on Saturday, Aug. 31

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.'

On Saturday, August 31, 2013, the “AVOID the 18” Kern DUI Task Force will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License Checkpoint in the greater Bakersfield area.

The “AVOID the 18” Kern DUI Task Force is comprised of several law enforcement agencies from Kern County.

This DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint is an effort to reduce the number of persons injured or killed each year in DUI related collisions, as well as insuring that motorists on city streets are in possession of a valid driver’s
license.

A major component of DUI checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

The Kern Avoid DUI Task Force funding is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

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