Sacto 9-1-1
June 13, 2013
Sacramento police plan Friday night sobriety checkpoint

The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint Friday night on Del Paso Road near Five Star Way in North Natomas.

Beginning at 8 p.m. and continuing for five to seven hours, uniformed officers will contact motorists traveling though the checkpoint looking for drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, according to a Police Department news release. Officers also will check to make sure all drivers have a valid driver's license.

Police warn that motorists caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension and insurance cost increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

In 2011, authorities report, nearly 10,000 people were killed nationwide in motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or more. In California, motorists driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs led to 774 deaths.

Based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, DUI checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for deterring drunken or drugged driving, officials said. Locations are chosen with consideration for the safety of officers and the public.

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