April 23, 2024
A Sheriff’s DUI checkpoint. Photograph courtesy San Diego Sheriff’s Division

The San Diego Sheriff’s Division introduced plans for a DUI checkpoint on Friday night time someplace within the metropolis limits of Santee.

Officers shall be stopping drivers from 8 p.m. Friday till 2 a.m. Saturday to verify or alcohol or marijuana impairment.

Sgt. Elisha Hubbard stated the first objective of DUI checkpoints are to advertise public security by taking suspected impaired drivers off the street.

“The sheriff’s division reminds the general public that impaired driving isn’t just from alcohol,” the sergeant stated. “Some prescription medicines and over-the-counter medication might intrude with driving.”

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 the checkpoint was supplied by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security via the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.