Turlock police on Friday are scheduled to conduct a DUI /Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits between 9 p.m. and 2:30 a.m., according to a department press release.
According to the release, officers will be looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Officers will also be checking drivers for proper licensing, which will delay motorists momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail time, fines, fees, classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000, the release said.
Police believe the deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of people killed and injured in alcohol or drug-related crashes, the release said. DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests.
In Stanislaus County, 10 people have died in nine crashes involving drunk drivers this year, and more than 155 people have been injured, according to the California Highway Patrol.