The Lake Elsinore Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/driver's license checkpoint Saturday.
The checkpoint location will be inside city limits, but the exact spot and time have not been released by authorities.
“Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. They will also be checking to ensure drivers are properly licensed,” according to a news release from the Lake Elsinore Police Department.
Over the past three years, the Lake Elsinore Police Department has investigated 58 fatal and injury DUI collisions; during that same time, 71 people were injured and six killed as a result of DUI collisions, according to the news release.
“Those arrested for DUI will face jail time, loss of their driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Their insurance rates go up. Other financial hits include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of job or job prospects. When family, friends and co-workers find out, violators can also face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation,” according to the news release.
The checkpoint is being funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.