South San Francisco, CA August 22, 2019 Submitted by SSFPD
The South San Francisco Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Saturday August 24th, 2019 at an undisclosed location within the city limits during the evening hours.
DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests . Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.
The South San Francisco Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year, the South San Francisco Police Department investigated 68 DUI collisions which claimed one life and resulted in another 19 injuries.
The South San Francisco Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:
- Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get
- See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way
- Report drunk drivers – Call
- Hosting a party? Offer nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home.
Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the South San Francisco Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration