Driving Under the Influence (DUI) checkpoints have a positive effect in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug-involved accidents. Such crashes show an average drop of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted.
The West Sacramento Police Dept. (WSPD) is arranging checkpoints periodically on city streets. A checkpoint will be in effect as the Labor Day weekend begins, Friday, Aug. 30, starting 7 p.m. and continuing to 3 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31.
Officers stop drivers passing through checkpoints for signs of alcohol and drug impairment. Officers will also be checking drivers for proper licensing and will try to delay motorists only momentarily.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed thousands of dollars... Read More