The Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Unit will conduct a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint tonight, Sept. 4. It will be held at an undisclosed location within city limits. The operation will take place between the hours of 7 pm and 3 am.
SMPD Sgt. Rudy Camarena said the deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven factor in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol and/or drug related collisions.
Research shows that accidents involving impaired drivers can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized, enforcement checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely, he added.