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Next Porterville DUI checkpoint set for this Friday

Posted at 7:55 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 22:55:08-04

PORTERVILLE, Calif. — The Porterville Police Department announced the next DUI checkpoint which is set for Friday, July 17 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

The checkpoint will be at an undisclosed location within Porterville City limits and drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license. During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

PPD reminds the public that, "If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home."