East County News Service
March 28, 2018 (Santee) – The Sheriff’s Santee station will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, March 30th from 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. at an undisclosed location.
Checkpoints aim to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from alcohol-involved accidents by getting offenders off the streets and by educating the public on dangers of impaired driving, as well as the importance of designating a sober driver. Checkpoints also assure that each motorist has a valid driver’s license.
All drivers found under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be arrested, the Sheriff’s department warns in a press release.
The public is encouraged to help keep others safe by calling 911 if you see a driver who appears to be impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Funding for the DUI checkpoint program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.