The Clovis Police Division plans to carry a DUI checkpoint on Memorial Day on Monday, Might 31.
The checkpoint might be held at an undisclosed location from 6 p.m. to midnight. Areas are chosen based mostly on historical past of DUI crashes and arrests.
The aim is to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving drunk and/or medicine.
“The protection of our group is and at all times might be our mission,” Officer Ferguson stated. “We’re searching for impaired drivers as a result of driving underneath the affect is harmful and places others on the street in danger.”
Clovis PD desires to remind the group that driving impaired is just not solely from alcohol. Pharmaceuticals or over-the-counter medication also can trigger a driver to develop into impaired. All the time learn instructions or warning labels when taking medicines.
Though medicinal and leisure marijuana is authorized within the state of California, it’s nonetheless unlawful to drive a automobile underneath the affect of marijuana.
A DUI cost for first offenders averages about $13,500 in fines and penalties, that additionally might end in a suspended license.