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BPD to conduct DUI, Driver's License Checkpoint Sept. 19

Posted at 6:46 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 21:46:55-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — The Bakersfield Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on Saturday between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.

DUI checkpoints have proven beneficial in preventing the number of people killed in alcohol and drug-related collisions.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment along with 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.

DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.

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

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