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Sacramento police plan Saturday night sobriety checkpoint on Fruitridge Road

Sacramento police will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint Saturday night at Fruitridge Road and 24th Street.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. and continuing for five to seven hours, motorists passing through the area will be stopped by officers looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, according to a Police Department news release.

Officers also will check to make sure drivers are properly licensed.

Officials warn that the consequences of a DUI arrest to can include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

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