The Santa Monica Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint this Saturday, Dec. 19, at an undisclosed location within city limits.
The operation will take place between the hours of 7 pm and 3 am.
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.
Traffic Officers will be looking for objective signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and verify that motorists are in possession of a valid driver’s license.