BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint this week. The checkpoint will be enforced on Tuesday at an undisclosed location between 6 p.m. and midnight.
DUI checkpoints have proven to reduce the number of people killed or injured in a drunk driving incident. Research shows crashes involving an impaired driver can be lowered by 20 percent when DUI checkpoints and patrols are conducted regularly.
People caught driving impaired will be arrested, and should expect to pay fees over ten thousand dollars.