BAKERSFIELD, CA – It is that time again. According to police in the Bakersfield area, a DUI checkpoint has been planned at an unrevealed location. This checkpoint is where police plan to check drivers this Saturday. They will check drivers thoroughly, so make sure you stay sober on the road on Saturday (and every day)!
Basically, the Bakersfield police officers plan to check drivers for any signs of impairment while driving at the DUI checkpoint. This is set to occur from six in the evening until two in the morning. If you intend to drive during these times, you should make sure to avoid the drinks before hand. Even one drink can land you in hot water if you wind up at one of these checkpoints.
What Happens at a DUI Checkpoint?
Essentially, this check includes anything from drugs and alcohol, to the use of valid driver’s licenses. Police search for any possible danger a driver may cause to themselves or to others on the road.
Moreover, this is a proactive effort from the police department and the city to stop any potentially dangerous activity. Many people die in the area and throughout the country at the hands of another impaired driver or from driving impaired themselves.
In fact, the statistics show that accidents involving DUIs over the last three years have killed twenty-six people in the Bakersfield area. And, these accidents led to the injuries of almost five hundred people.
The Saturday DUI checkpoint is a measure to help stop this behavior and catch it before any possible injuries occur. After all, DUIs are some of the most deadly things that happen on the road. Driving impaired is never an okay thing to do.
Drivers should be aware that the checkpoint is taking place on Saturday, and be reminded to never drink and drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.