FAIRFIELD — A DUI checkpoint will probably be positioned Friday at Travis Boulevard and North Texas Road.
“DUI checkpoints like this one are positioned in places primarily based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the best alternative for attaining drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Places are chosen with security concerns for the officers and the general public,” the Fairfield Police Division mentioned in an announcement.
Fairfield police investigated 52 DUI-related collisions in 2022, in response to the assertion. These collisions resulted in two deaths and left 69 folks injured.
Visitors Unit officers will search for indicators of alcohol and/or drug impairment, the assertion mentioned. Officers will test drivers for correct licensing, delaying motorists solely momentarily. When doable, specifically educated officers will probably be accessible “to guage these suspected of drug-impaired driving,” which, in response to the assertion, accounts for a rising variety of impaired driving crashes.
Some prescription drugs and marijuana, particularly when mixed with alcohol or different medicine, may go away a driver impaired, in response to the assertion.
Drivers caught driving whereas impaired can anticipate a DUI arrest to incorporate jail time, fines, charges, DUI courses, license suspensions and different bills that may exceed $10,000 – “to not point out the embarrassment when family and friends discover out,” the assertion mentioned.
Funding for this program was offered by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security, via the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.
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