San Diego

DUI Checkpoint Planned This Weekend at Mystery Location: SDPD

Police warn driving drunk can result in more than $10,000 in expensive fines and fees

San Diego police are planning a DUI checkpoint at a mystery location, somewhere in the city this weekend.

The checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location within the city limits between 11 p.m. to 3 a.m, according to the San Diego Police Department.

Research has found that crashes can be reduced by up to 20 percent when the public is aware of DUI checkpoints that are conducted routinely, said police. The checkpoints are placed in locations with the highest frequency of DUI arrests.

In the past three years, officers investigated 2,005 DUI collisions, said police. Those crashes killed 42 people and caused thousands of injuries.

Drunk drivers can face jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, said police.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reminded everyone to report drunk drivers, call 911.

The Designated Driver VIP mobile app is available for iOS and Android devices, said police. The app allows users to "Map a Spot" with their location to find bars and restaurants offering sober drivers throughout California.

Sober drivers participating in the app get exclusive offers and discounts.

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