BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Checkpoints have proven to be a deterrent to the number of people injured or killed in alcohol and drug-related crashes. These checkpoints have the potential to reduce crashes due to impaired driving by 20%.
During these checkpoints, officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment along with checking drivers for proper licensing.
DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.
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.
The public is encouraged to call 911 if they see a suspected impaired driver.