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Fairfield Police to Conduct Friday Night DUI, Driver's License Checkpoint


The Fairfield Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, September 16, 2016, in the City of Fairfield between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight.  
The checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location within the city limits.
The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely. DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.
In California, this deadly crime led to 867 deaths and over 23,000 serious injuries in 2013 because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows over 10,000 were killed by an impaired driver. Over the course of the past three years, Fairfield Police Officers have investigated 125 DUI collisions which have claimed three lives and resulted in another 172 injuries.


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