The San Bernardino Police Department will be

conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday, Aug.16, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

The San Bernardino Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just

Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or

operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads.

Last year, the San Bernardino Police Department investigated hundreds of DUI

collisions which have claimed nine lives and resulted in another several hundred injuries.

San Bernardino Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a

safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:

• Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-

share, cab or public transportation to get home.

• See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help

them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.

• Report drunk drivers – Call 9-1-1.

• Hosting a party? Offer non-alcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and

how they are getting home.

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving

impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be

upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

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

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