SHPD to conduct DUI/license checkpoint

The Signal Hill Police Department (SHPD) traffic unit will conduct a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint beginning on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 8:30pm and concluding the following day at 2:30am.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily, according to the SHPD.
When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. 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, according to the SHPD.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the SHPD by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Source: SHPD

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