Police Schedule DUI, Driver's License Checkpoint on Saturday

791 California deaths in 2010 involved vehicle crashes in which at least one driver or motorcycle rider had a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit.


The South San Francisco Police Department will be conducting a DUI and driver's license checkpoint on Saturday at an undisclosed location and time within the city of South San Francisco.

South City Police want to remind us it is not okay to drive "buzzed", and that driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs will not be tolerated. Drinkers should designate a sober driver or arrange for other transportation when heading home or moving to another social event.

SSF PD Lt. Keith Wall reminds motorists that those caught driving under the influence can expect jail time, license suspension, insurance increases, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can often reach $10,000 per incident.

According to Wall, research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol or other drug impairment. Licenses will also be checked. Wall says motorists abiding by the law will only be stopped momentarily.

Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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