Cops To Hold Santa Monica DUI Checkpoint Tonight

Friday, 19 Apr 2013, 1:57:00 PM

Brenton Garen

The Santa Monica Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint tonight, April 19.

The SMPD never discloses the locations of its checkpoints,

but it will be within city limits.

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.

During the past year, traffic

collisions involving impaired drivers/riders were involved in 91 collisions;

which have killed three and injured 28 people, according to SMPD Lieutenant Jay Trisler.

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