Elk Grove Police will be on the lookout for unlicensed and drunk drivers Saturday night.
The department will set up a DUI and driver's license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in the city starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, according to a press release.
"Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000," the press release states.
Nearly 800 people died in California in 2010 from alcohol-related crashes.
“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed eight lives and resulted in 78 injury crashes harming 110 of our friends and neighbors,” Elk Grove Police Department Sgt. Audrey Haug, Traffic Bureau Supervisor, was quoted as saying.
The department doesn't mind residents knowing in advance that there will be a DUI checkpoint this weekend, according to the press release.
"Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough," the department says.
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