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Bakersfield Police holding DUI, driver's license checkpoint

Held on Dec. 16 between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.
Posted at 6:56 PM, Dec 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 21:56:36-05

Bakersfield Police will be holding a DUI and driver's license checkpoint this Saturday. 

BPD said the checkpoint will be held on Dec. 16 at an undisclosed location in Bakersfield between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. 

Officers will be looking for signs of impaired driving and proper licensing. 

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Drivers caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can expect jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes and expenses that could exceed $10,000. 

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Police said DUI checkpoints have proven to reduce the number of people injured or killed in alcohol or drug-related crashes.