BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – Bakersfield police officers will conduct a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location on Saturday night.
The department said the checkpoint will be set up between Saturday, February 20, 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 21, 2 a.m. to keep an eye out for disabled and unlicensed drivers.
In a press release, BPD said published and routine checkpoints can reduce DUI-related crashes by up to 20%.
Penalties resulting from drunk driving arrests include jail sentences, fines, court fees, and DUI classes that could cost more than $ 10,000, according to Bakersfield police.
Anyone who suspects a disabled driver is on the road is asked to call 911 immediately.