April 16, 2024
A DUI checkpoint in San Diego. Courtesy San Diego Police

Sheriff’s deputies from the Santee station will conduct a DUI checkpoint subsequent Friday, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Division introduced.

The checkpoint might be held from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. subsequent Friday at an undisclosed location inside metropolis limits, the division introduced. Checkpoints are carried out to advertise public security by eradicating suspected intoxicated drivers from the highway. Places are decided primarily based on information that present incidents of DUI-related crashes.

Officers mentioned county residents also needs to keep in mind that DUI isn’t restricted to ingesting alcoholic drinks, as “some prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicine could intervene with driving.”

Medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized in California, however driving below the affect of marijuana is illegitimate, the division reported.

Those that plan on consuming alcohol or taking drugs that may have an effect on the power to drive ought to all the time have designated sober driver, or somebody who’s sober if strolling residence, report impaired drivers by calling 911, supply non-alcoholic drinks if internet hosting a celebration and monitor visitors who’re ingesting.

Based on the Sheriff’s Division, an individual charged with a first- time DUI offense must pay a mean of $13,500 in fines and penalties, together with a suspended license.

–Metropolis Information Service