The Yuba Metropolis Police Division introduced it would maintain a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location inside metropolis limits on Friday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Checkpoint places are chosen based mostly on a historical past of DUI crashes and arrests. The division acknowledged that the first goal of checkpoints is to advertise public security by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
On the checkpoint, officers will search for indicators that drivers are inebriated and/or medicine.
“The security of our group is and all the time will probably be our mission,” stated Sgt. Dennis Hauck in a press launch. “We’re searching for impaired drivers as a result of driving beneath the affect is harmful and places others on the highway in danger.”
Impaired driving may embody some prescription drugs or over-the-counter medicine that will intervene with one’s means to function a automobile. The division encourages motorists to all the time comply with instructions to be used and skim warning labels about driving or “working heavy equipment,” which incorporates driving a automobile. Driving beneath the affect of hashish is unlawful as nicely.
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face a median of $13,500 in fines and penalties, in addition to a suspended license.