DESERT HOT SPRINGS (CNS) – The Desert Hot Springs Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint Friday night, the department announced Tuesday.
The checkpoint will be held from 6 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location based on data of impaired driving-related crashes.
“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Police Chief Jim Henson said in a statement. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”
Police said that impaired driving also includes marijuana, some prescription medication, and over-the-counter drugs that could interfere with driving.
A first-time DUI charge could cost drivers about $13,500 in fines and penalties, according to police. Impaired drivers could also have their license suspended.
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