April 15, 2024
A DUI checkpoint in San Diego County. Courtesy sheriff’s division

Be alert: On Friday, Dec. 15, the Santee Sheriff’s Station will conduct a DUI checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the metropolis of Santee.

DUI checkpoint places are decided primarily based on information exhibiting incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The aim of DUI checkpoints is to advertise public security by taking suspected impaired drivers off the street.

The Sheriff’s Division reminds the general public that impaired driving is not only from alcohol. Some prescription medicines and over-the-counter medication might intervene with driving. Whereas medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized, driving underneath the affect of marijuana is prohibited.

For those who plan on consuming or are taking medicines that may have an effect on your means to drive, please take these precautions to keep away from a DUI:

  • At all times use a delegated sober driver – a pal who isn’t consuming, ride-share, cab, or public transportation – to get residence.
  • Strolling whereas impaired can be harmful. Have somebody sober stroll you residence or stick with you till a sober driver is obtainable to select you up.
  • Report drunk drivers – Name 911.
  • Internet hosting a celebration? Provide non-alcoholic drinks. Monitor who’s consuming and the way they’re getting residence.

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face a median of $13,500 in fines and penalties, in addition to a suspended license.

Funding for this program was supplied by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security by means of the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.