SacPD to Conduct DUI Checkpoint in South Natomas


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The Sacramento Police Department has announced it will conduct a sobriety and driver license checkpoint on Saturday, August 16 on Northgate Boulevard near Patio Drive in south Natomas.

The checkpoint is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. and run for up to seven hours.

Police said officers will look for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and check drivers for proper licensing. Minor delays are expected.

Specially-trained officers will be available, when possible, to evaluate motorists suspected of drug-impaired driving.

Drivers caught driving impaired face the possibility of a DUI arrest which could include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses upwards of $10,000.

According to police, deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes.

Police cite research which shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely.

Funding for the August 16 checkpoint is provided to the Sacramento Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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