The Sacramento Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint Saturday night near California State University, Sacramento.
Beginning at 7:30 p.m. and continuing for five to seven hours, motorists traveling Folsom Boulevard near Hornet Drive will be stopped by officers looking for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. They also will check to make sure that drivers are properly licensed.
Specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes, according to a Police Department news release. Drugs that may impair driving include illegal narcotics, many prescription drugs, marijuana and some over-the counter medications.
Police warn that motorists caught driving impaired can expect a DUI arrest to 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.