SUISUN CITY — Suisun City police on Friday plan to conduct a checkpoint for driving under the influence and driving without a driver’s license.
The checkpoint will be at an undisclosed location in the city between 7 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday, a Suisun City Police Department press release said. Motorists will be delayed momentarily as officers check for proper licensing and for signs of impairment from drugs or alcohol, it said.
Drivers caught driving the under influence could face jail time, fines, fees, traffic classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, the press release said. Funding for the checkpoint comes from a grant provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety that came through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Thirty percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems, the press release said. A study of active drivers showed more tested positive for drugs that might impair driving, at 14 percent, than did for alcohol, at 7.3 percent, it said.
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