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BPD holding DUI, license checkpoints on Saturday

Held at undisclosed location 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Posted: 5:50 PM, Nov 28, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-29 01:51:56Z
BPD holding DUI, license checkpoints on Saturday

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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