BAKERSFIELD, Calif — California Highway Patrol units will be setting up a DUI and driver's license checkpoint in Bakersfield Saturday evening, according to a CHP press release.
Officials did not disclose the location, but said it will operate in an unincorporated area of Bakersfield.
Between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m., the checkpoint will be monitoring traffic for impaired drivers and proper licensing.
CHP reports that nearly 3,000 people died in an alcohol-involved collision within the last three years in California.
CHP said at least 10 people died in traffic collisions and 271 DUI arrests were made in California between 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and midnight on Christmas Day.
Officials are urging people to be cautious on the roadways during the holiday season and to utilize ride-share companies if alcohol is consumed.