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Friday DUI Checkpoints announced in Sacramento

Friday DUI Checkpoints announced in Sacramento

Sacramento, CA: On Friday night, a DUI checkpoint will be held by a Sacramento-area law enforcement department.

From 7 p.m. on Friday to 3 a.m. on Saturday, at an undisclosed site within the city limits, the Elk Grove Police Department will be conducting a drive-by search for drunk drivers, according to a news release from the agency.

The press statement from the police stated that the checkpoint’s primary objective is to remove drivers who are inebriated or do not have valid licenses from the roads.

Police will provide teaching materials to drivers about the risks of drunk driving, according to the press release.

An award from the California Office of Traffic Safety provides funding for the sobriety checkpoint.

When residents of Elk Grove notice drivers who appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are asked to contact the police at 916-714-5111 or 911.

A number of substances, both legally purchased and those available without a prescription, can affect a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.

The police in California stated that while medical and recreational cannabis usage is permitted, it is prohibited to drive while under the influence of marijuana.

The first-time offender faces license suspension and thousands in fines and fees for a DUI conviction under the California Vehicle Code.

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