FAIRFIELD, Calif. (KTXL) — On the final Friday of October, the Fairfield Police Division Site visitors Unit held a DUI and Driver’s License checkpoint.
The checkpoint was held within the space of Travis Blvd. and N. Texas Avenue. This location was chosen on account of a historical past of DUI crashes and arrests within the space.
Fairfield Police mentioned that they made a complete of eight arrests throughout the checkpoint. 5 of the arrests had been for drivers below the affect, two arrests had been associated to excellent warrants and one arrest was for drug possession.
Police additionally issued 30 tickets for unlicensed or suspended driver’s licenses and eight automobiles had been towed.
Drivers who’re below the affect “can anticipate the impression of a DUI arrest to incorporate jail time, fines, charges, DUI lessons, license suspensions and different bills that may exceed $10,000,” in keeping with Fairfield Police.
In line with Fairfield Police, DUI checkpoints and “saturation patrols” have lowered the variety of folks killed or injured in alcohol and drug-related crashes. Fairfield Police additionally mentioned that crashes involving a driver below the affect will be decreased by as much as 20% when police conduct DUI checkpoints routinely.
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