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BPD holding DUI and Driver's License checkpoint Tuesday

Posted at 3:38 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 18:38:34-04

Drivers be aware, the Bakersfield Police Department will be conducting a DUI and Driver's License checkpoint Tuesday in an undisclosed location within the city limits.

The checkpoint will be held between the hours of 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing while delaying motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes.

Drugs which may impair driving not only include illegal narcotics, but many prescription drugs, marijuana, and even some over-the-counter medications.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that could exceed $10,000.