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Santa Barbara police to conduct DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday night

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Jan 11, 2020

The Santa Barbara Police Department says it will carry out a DUI/driver's license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the city of Santa Barbara from 6 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday.

Officials say they will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and proper licensing.

According to a press release from the Santa Barbara Police Department, more than 1,000 people died of injuries in alcohol-involved crashes in California in 2017. In 2019, the Santa Barbara Police Department investigated nearly 140 DUI crashes that resulted in more than 50 injuries.

Officials say the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provided funding for the checkpoint.