The Marysville Police Division mentioned will probably be holding a DUI checkpoint tonight at an undisclosed location inside Marysville metropolis limits.
The checkpoint, which will probably be from 6 p.m. till midnight, will probably be at a location that’s primarily based on a historical past of DUI crashes and arrests, Adam Barber with the Marysville Police Division mentioned in an announcement.
Officers at checkpoints will usually search for indicators that drivers are inebriated and/or medicine, Barber mentioned.
“The Marysville Police Division is dedicated to protecting the touring public protected,” the division mentioned. “The security of our group is and all the time will probably be our mission. We’re searching for impaired drivers as a result of driving beneath the affect is harmful and places others on the highway in danger.”
As with prior checkpoints, the Marysville Police Division burdened that impaired driving will not be solely the results of alcohol use, but additionally prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicine. It additionally wished to remind drivers that whereas medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized, driving beneath the affect of marijuana continues to be unlawful.
The division mentioned drivers charged with a first-time DUI face a mean of $13,500 in fines and penalties, in addition to a suspended license.
Funding for this system was supplied by the California Freeway Patrol Hashish Tax Grant Fund, the division mentioned.