BEAUMONT, CA — The Beaumont Police Division will likely be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint this weekend, and motorists are suggested they’ll pay heavy fines if caught driving drunk and/or medication — together with some prescription medicines.
The checkpoint will run from 6 p.m. Saturday to midnight at an undisclosed location throughout the metropolis limits, police mentioned.
“DUI checkpoints like this one are positioned in places primarily based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests,” the division mentioned. “Officers will likely be on the lookout for indicators of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for correct licensing.”
The Beaumont Police Division reminds drivers that DUI does not simply imply booze. Motorists who take prescribed drugs, significantly these with a driving or working equipment warning on the label, is likely to be impaired sufficient to get a DUI.
Marijuana can be impairing, particularly together with alcohol or different medication, and may end up in a DUI, police mentioned.
The Beaumont Police Division affords these safe-driving suggestions:
—All the time use a delegated sober driver — a buddy who is just not ingesting, ride-share, cab or public transportation — to get house.
—In case you spot somebody who’s clearly impaired and making an attempt to drive, take their keys and assist them make different preparations to discover a sober manner house.
—Report drunk drivers by calling 911.
—Supply nonalcoholic drinks at events you host, and monitor who’s ingesting and the way they’re getting house.
Drivers charged with DUI can anticipate to pay upward of $13,500. The quantity consists of fines, charges, DUI lessons, license suspension, and different bills — to not point out doable jail time, the division mentioned.