DUI Checkpoints Increased in Tijuana on Christmas Eve by Police

Tijuana’s municipal police department plans to establish nine DUI checkpoints throughout the city on Christmas Eve, and also on New Year’s Eve. The expected focus will be on enforcing drink-driving regulations, and suspected offenders will be asked to take breathalyzer tests. The checkpoints will be operational from 5 p.m. on the evening of December 24th to 5 a.m. on Christmas Day, as confirmed by Felipe Tiznado, the head of Tijuana’s transit division. Approximately 1,200 officers will enforce these checks, in addition to performing their regular duties, with a special emphasis on drink-driving. Earlier this year, the penalty for DUIs was doubled to 20,000 pesos (around $1,200) by the Tijuana City Council. The city will allocate 70% of the fines collected from these DUI infractions towards children’s programs, with the remainder supporting the city’s libraries.

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