PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – Police in Palm Springs plan to set up a vehicle
checkpoint looking for impaired drivers today.
The DUI checkpoint will take place at an undisclosed location Thursday
beginning at 7 p.m. and continuing until 1 a.m. the following day,
according to the Palm Springs Police Department.
Officers will be on the lookout for motorists driving under the
influence of any impairing substance, not just alcohol. Marijuana can also lead
to a DUI, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, police said.
Checkpoint locations are chosen based on historical data related to
DUI crashes and arrests, according to police.
Drivers caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can
spend time in jail and face up to $13,500 in costs, including fines, fees,
classes, license suspensions and other expenses.
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