Ceres Police Division will conduct a driving beneath the affect (DUI) Checkpoint on Friday, Sept. 21, from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday morning at an undisclosed location.
DUI checkpoint areas are decided primarily based on information displaying incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The first goal of DUI checkpoints is to advertise public security by taking suspected impaired drivers off the street, stated Visitors Officer Freddie Ortiz.
“Impaired drivers put others on the street at vital threat,” stated Ortiz. “Any prevention measures that scale back the variety of impaired drivers on our roads considerably enhance site visitors security.”
Impaired driving will not be unique to alcohol use, he stated. Some prescription medicines and over-the-counter medicine could intervene with driving. Whereas medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized, driving beneath the affect of marijuana is against the law.
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face a mean of $13,500 in fines and penalties, in addition to a suspended license.
Funding for the DUI checkpoint was offered by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security, by the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.