FAIRFIELD — Holiday celebrants in Fairfield be warned: Police have scheduled a drunken driving checkpoint to coincide with the Labor Day weekend.
The checkpoint will take place from 8 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday at an undisclosed location within the city. Officers will screen drivers for either alcohol or drug use, and to ensure proper licensing.
When possible, officers with specialized training will screen motorists suspected of driving under the influence of drugs.
Sgt. Matt Bloesch said in a release to announce the checkpoint that seven people have died and 142 others were injured in 98 alcohol-related crashes locally over the past three years.
Funding for the checkpoint comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Police encourage people who see suspected drunken drivers to call 9-1-1.
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