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Arroyo Grande PD to conduct DUI checkpoint

Posted at 5:39 PM, Dec 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-16 20:39:54-05

Arroyo Grande Police Department Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint on December 16 from 8:00 P.M. to 2:00 A.M. at an undisclosed location within Arroyo Grande city limits.

DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes.

The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” said Chief of Police Michael Martinez. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”

Arroyo Grande Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol.

Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving.

While medicinal and recreational marijuana is legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.