PORTERVILLE, Calif. - The Porterville Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI and drivers license checkpoint Saturday night through Sunday morning in an effort to help decrease the growing number of deadly DUI crashes.
Officers will be looking for proper documentation of drivers licenses and ensuring the roads are free of intoxicated drivers starting at 8 p.m. and ending at 2 a.m.
Those who are impaired may face DUI arrests, including jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses summing up to more than $10,000.
In Calif. alone there were 802 deaths caused by DUI crashes in 2012 compared to the national average of 10,000 deaths by an impaired driver.
According to research by the police department, DUI crashes can be reduced by 20% simply by holding more checkpoints and bringing awareness to the public.
Recent statistics show that 30% of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems.
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