The Checkpoint Will Be Held At An Undisclosed Location
By Dolores Quintana
The Santa Monica Police Division shall be conducting a DUI Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Santa Monica on Friday, September 2 in keeping with a submit on the SMPD Instagram. The checkpoint shall be lively from 6:00 p.m. to three:00 a.m. that evening.
SMPD may also host a “Know Your Restrict” occasion on Saturday, September third from 7 p.m. to midnight.
The submit states that DUI checkpoint places are decided based mostly on information exhibiting incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The first goal of DUI checkpoints is to advertise public security by taking suspected impaired drivers off the highway.
SMPD reminds the general public that impaired driving is not only from alcohol. Some prescription medicines and over-the-counter medication might intervene with driving. Whereas medicinal and leisure marijuana is authorized, driving below the affect of marijuana is prohibited.
The “Know Your Restrict” program raises consciousness concerning the risks of ingesting and driving and is an interactive strategy to present how a lot or little, it might take to achieve the authorized restrict to function a car. Officers will ask prospects what number of drinks they’ve consumed and whether or not they imagine they’re nonetheless in a position to drive safely. Officers will then invite volunteers to take a breathalyzer take a look at to see if they can guess their blood alcohol content material (BAC). Prospects are offered info on alcohol consumption and common BAC ranges.
It’s unlawful for anybody 21 or older to drive with a BAC of .08% or larger. Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face a mean of $13,500 in fines and penalties, in addition to a suspended license.
Based on the California Driver Handbook, it takes two drinks consumed inside one hour by a girl between 120-160 kilos and three drinks by a person between 180-220 kilos to be over the authorized restrict of .08%. One drink is predicated on 1.5 oz. of liquor (40% alcohol), 12 oz. of beer (4.5% alcohol) or a 5 oz. a glass of wine (12% alcohol). The BAC lowers at a price of .01% for each 40 minutes between drinks.
The aim is to assist folks perceive the results of alcohol to allow them to make sensible choices about how they get dwelling. It solely takes just a few drinks to impair, and that’s why it is vital that individuals know their restrict.
Funding for this program was offered by a grant from the California Workplace of Site visitors Security, by way of the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration.