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BPD holding DUI, license checkpoints on Saturday

Held at undisclosed location 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Posted at 5:50 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-28 20:51:56-05

The Bakersfield Police Department will be conducting DUI and driver's license checkpoints on Saturday. 

BPD said the checkpoints will be held at an undisclosed location within Bakersfield city limits between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.

Holding DUI checkpoints reduced the number of people injured or killed in alcohol or drug related crashes, BPD said. 

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. They will also be checking drivers for proper licensing. 

Drivers caught driving impaired face jail time, fees, fines, DUI classes and other expenses that could exceed $10,000, according to BPD. 

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The public is asked to help keep roadways safe by calling 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver. 

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