December 5, 2023
A Nationwide Metropolis Police cruiser. Picture by Chris Stone

 The Nationwide Metropolis Police Division mentioned Friday it would conduct a DUI checkpoint beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location.

“Impaired drivers put others on the street at vital threat,” Motor Officer M. Lozano mentioned. “Any prevention measures that scale back the variety of impaired drivers on our roads considerably improves site visitors security.”

The police division reminded the general public that impaired driving outcomes not simply from alcohol. Some prescription medicines and over-the- counter medication might intrude with driving. Whereas medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized, driving beneath the affect of marijuana is prohibited.

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI can face a mean 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.

— Metropolis Information Service