SAN MATEO, CA — A DUI checkpoint will probably be held from 8 p.m. Thursday till 2 a.m. Friday within the space of twentieth Avenue and S. El Camino Actual, police mentioned.
A change within the location of the checkpoint was introduced Thursday morning. The checkpoint was beforehand scheduled to be held at fifth Avenue and El Camino Actual.
Checkpoint areas are chosen primarily based on a historical past of DUI crashes and arrests, police mentioned.
The acknowledged purpose of checkpoints is to not make arrests, however to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired, in line with police.
In the course of the checkpoint, officers will search for indicators that drivers are inebriated and/or medicine.
“The security of our neighborhood is and at all times will probably be our mission,” police Sgt. Craig Collom mentioned in a press release.
“We’re always on the lookout for impaired drivers as a result of driving below the affect may be very harmful.”
The police company’s assertion included a reminder that impaired driving isn’t just from alcohol, noting that some prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicine could intrude with driving.
Though medicinal and leisure marijuana are authorized, driving below the affect of the drug shouldn’t be.
“If you happen to plan on ingesting or taking drugs that will affect your potential to drive safely, plan on staying at house,” police mentioned in a press release.
Drivers charged with DUI face a mean of $13,500 in fines and penalties, in addition to a suspended license.
Funding for this program was offered by a grant from the California Workplace of Visitors Security, by way of the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.