Jan. 20—The Marysville Police Division introduced Wednesday that it’ll have a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location inside Marysville metropolis limits on Friday night time.
The checkpoint, which might be lively from 6 p.m. to midnight, is chosen primarily based on a location’s historical past of DUI crashes and arrests, MPD stated in a information launch. The division stated the first cause for the checkpoint is to not make arrests, however promote public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
MPD stated officers might be in search of indicators that drivers are inebriated and/or medicine in the course of the checkpoint. Moreover alcohol, some prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicine additionally could intervene with driving, the division stated. Though medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized, driving underneath the affect of marijuana is against the law, MPD stated.
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face a mean of $13,500 in fines and penalties together with a suspended license, the discharge stated.
Funding for this checkpoint program was offered by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security.