Bakersfield Police conduct a DUI checkpoint on February 20th

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.

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