On Friday evening, the Goleta Police Division will maintain a DUI checkpoint to discourage impaired drivers.
The division says the checkpoint will likely be on July 23, from 6 p.m. to three a.m. It will likely be at an undisclosed location inside the metropolis, police say. The placement is chosen primarily based on DUI crashes and arrests.
Officers will search for indicators of impaired driving from alcohol or medicine.
“We’re on the lookout for impaired drivers as a result of driving below the affect is harmful,” mentioned Senior Deputy Jeff Farmer, noting that the conduct creates threat for different individuals on the highway.
Impaired driving isn’t restricted to alcohol, police say. Prescription medicines, over-the-counter medicine, and different substances can all impair protected driving. Warning labels about driving or “working heavy equipment” are an indication that it is best to plan on staying dwelling.
The police division says the aim of the checkpoint is public security, not making arrests.
A primary-time DUI cost carries a mean $13,500 in fines and penalties and a suspended license.