VACAVILLE — Police will screen for motorists driving under the influence Friday at a checkpoint in Vacaville.
Officers with the Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint within city limits from 6 p.m. to midnight, according to a press release from the Vacaville Police Department. Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, police said.
“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed two lives and resulted in 47 injury crashes harming 62 of our friends and neighbors,” said Vacaville Police Sgt. Mark Donaldson in a press release.
Police said people caught driving while impaired can expect jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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