FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield Police Department is planning a DUI/drivers license checkpoint for Friday night at an undisclosed location in the city.
According to a press release, the police department’s traffic unit is planning to man the checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday until 12:30 a.m. Saturday.
“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed seven lives and resulted in 98 injury crashes harming 142 of our friends and neighbors,” Sgt. Matt Bloesch said in the release.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily, the release states.
When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving.
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