Checkpoint will occur from 8 p.m. till 2:30 a.m. at undisclosed location
–The San Luis Obispo Police Department will maintain a DUI checkpoint Aug.13 from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at an undisclosed location inside San Luis Obispo limits.
Checkpoint places are chosen based mostly on a historical past of DUI crashes and arrests. The first function of checkpoints is to not make arrests, however to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired. Through the checkpoint, officers will search for indicators that drivers are inebriated and/or medicine.
“The protection of our neighborhood is and at all times will likely be our mission,” San Luis Obispo Police Sergeant Jeff Sales space mentioned. “We’re in search of impaired drivers as a result of driving underneath the affect is harmful and places others on the street in danger.”
The San Luis Obispo Police Division reminds the general public that impaired driving isn’t just from alcohol. Some prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicine might intervene with driving. All the time comply with instructions to be used and skim warning labels about driving or ”working heavy equipment,” which incorporates driving a automotive. Whereas medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized, driving underneath the affect of marijuana is unlawful.
Should you plan on ingesting or taking drugs that will influence your means to drive safely, plan on staying at dwelling.
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 this program was offered by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security, by way of the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.