Saturday night DUI, drivers license checkpoint in Stockton

The Stockton Police Department Traffic Unit announced a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint will be conducted.
The checkpoint will be on  Saturday, September 14, 2019, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. the next morning. DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. 
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.
The Stockton Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Over the course of the past three years Stockton PD officers have investigated 321 DUI collisions which have claimed 24 lives and resulted in another 429 injuries.
The Stockton Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:
• Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
• See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
• Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
• Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home.


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