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January 20, 2016 (Santee) -- The Santee Sheriff's Station will conduct a DUI/Driver License checkpoint on Friday, January 22 from 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. in Santee.

Seeking to reduce the number of people killed and injured in alcohol-related crashes, DUI checkpoints are held to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.  The checkpoint also ensures that drivers have a valid license, increases awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and encourages sober designated drivers.

Traffic volume and weather permitting, all vehicles may be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. The public is encouraged to help keep roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 if they see a suspected impaired driver.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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