The Marysville Police Division introduced it can have a DUI checkpoint on Saturday evening at an undisclosed location inside metropolis limits.
Set to happen from 6 p.m. to midnight, the placement shall be chosen based mostly on a historical past of DUI crashes and arrests. In response to the division, the first function of DUI checkpoints is to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
“Throughout the checkpoint, officers will search for indicators that drivers are inebriated and/or medication,” the division mentioned. “The Marysville Police Division is dedicated to holding the touring public secure. The protection of our group is and at all times shall be our mission. We’re on the lookout for impaired drivers as a result of driving below the affect is harmful and places others on the street in danger.”
Whereas impaired driving can happen after consuming alcohol, the Marysville Police Division additionally needed to remind the general public that some prescription drugs or over-the-counter medication additionally might intrude with driving.
“At all times comply with instructions to be used and browse warning labels about driving or working heavy equipment, which incorporates driving a automobile,” the division mentioned. “Whereas medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized, driving below the affect of marijuana is prohibited. If you happen to plan on consuming or taking drugs which will affect your capacity to drive safely, plan on staying at residence.”
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI can face a median of $13,500 in fines and penalties, in addition to a suspended license, the division mentioned.
Funding for this program was supplied by the California Freeway Patrol Hashish Tax Grant Fund.