Sacramento DUI Checkpoint

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December 30, 2015
Edward Smith

Sacramento DUI Checkpoint

Sacramento DUI Checkpoint

The Sacramento Police Department will have a driver’s license and sobriety checkpoint set up this evening in Sacramento.

What Time Will It Begin?

It will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. It may last up to 7 hours.

Where will the Sacramento DUI Checkpoint be located?

North Sacramento: Del Paso Boulevard (near El Camino Avenue).

Why this location?

Sacramento DUI checkpoint locations are chosen based on car accident statistics as well as DUI arrest frequency in a given area.

What will officers be Looking for?

  • A valid California Driver’s License
  • Signs of drug or alcohol impairment

How will officers determine who is impaired?

Officers who are specially trained in the common signs of impairment will be looking at motorists very carefully with a flashlight and asking you a series of questions. You may be asked to take a field sobriety test if you are suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Who Pays for the Sacramento DUI Checkpoint?

Sacramento DUI Checkpoint funding comes from a grant. The grant comes from the California Office of Traffic Safety by way of the National Highway Safety Administration.

Drunk Driving Information

Drunk drivers not only cause death and/or injury to themselves, but also to countless innocent drivers, passengers, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Anyone causing an auto accident while under the influence of alcohol or another substance is considered to be negligent.

Motorists caught in the act of driving impaired can anticipate a DUI arrest with jail time. Additionally, major fees and fines will be imposed. There is also a requirement to pay for and take DUI classes. It is not uncommon for DUI fines and expenses to exceed $10,000.

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