Santa Monica Police to Conduct DUI Checkpoint Friday

There were 35 people injured in DUI-related accidents in the past year, officials said.

The Santa Monica Police Department announced it will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location Friday.

This is part of an ongoing campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed in alcohol-related accidents, officials said.

There were 89 collisions involving impaired drivers in the past year, “which have injured 35 people,” SMPD Lt. Jay Trisler stated in a press release.

Officers will by looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment from drivers passing through the checkpoint. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, fines and fees that can cost up to $10,000.


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