The Perris Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint beginning Jan. 11 at 8 p.m., but the location has not been disclosed.
"Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. The officers will also be checking drivers for proper licensing. Motorists will only be delayed momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving," according to a news release from sheriff's Sgt. Strang.
The operation is expected to last through 2 a.m. Jan. 12.
“The Perris Police Department will show zero tolerance for suspected drunk or drugged drivers,” Strang said.
Motorists caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out, according to Strang.
"Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely," Strang's report continued.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Perris Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.