A DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint will be held next Friday,
April 19, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
The SMPD never discloses the locations of its checkpoints,
but it will be within city limits.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the
checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license
suspension, and insurance increases; as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court
probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Lieutenant Jay Trisler said during the past year, traffic
collisions involving impaired drivers/riders were involved in 91 collisions;
which have killed three and injured 28 people.
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