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Bakersfield Police holding DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on Tuesday

Posted at 10:29 AM, Jun 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-02 13:29:30-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Section will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Tuesday. BPD says they will be at an undisclosed location within the city limits between 5 p.m. and midnight.

According to BPD, the deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashed.

BPD says research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.

Over the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 26 lives in Bakersfield, 487 injury crashes and injuring 682, according to BPD.