Law enforcement officials shall be screening automobiles and on the lookout for intoxicated drivers tonight in Palm Springs.
The Palm Springs Police Division will function the DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location inside the metropolis limits, starting at 9 p.m. and persevering with till about 2 a.m.
Officers shall be trying to find motorists driving beneath the affect of any impairing substance, not simply alcohol. Marijuana may also result in a DUI, particularly together with alcohol or different medication.
Officers carried out a checkpoint earlier this month within the 1100 block of East Tahquitz Canyon Means and screened 308 automobiles. One allegedly intoxicated driver was arrested through the operation. One motorist was moreover cited for driving a car unlicensed, police mentioned.
Lately, California has seen a rise in drug-impaired driving crashes. Checkpoint places are chosen primarily based on historic knowledge associated to DUI crashes and arrests, and are funded by grants from the California Workplace of Visitors Security, via the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.
These arrested for driving beneath the affect of medicine or alcohol can spend time in jail and pay as much as $13,500, together with fines, charges, lessons, license suspensions and different bills.
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