There's a DUI Checkpoint in the South Bay This Weekend —Find Out When and Where

If you drink, designate a sober driver or call a taxi.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.
The City of Imperial Beach will be deploying deputies from the Imperial Beach Sheriff’s Station on saturation patrols and DUI/driver's license checkpoints this weekend. A checkpoint is scheduled for Friday, June 27, 2014 between 8 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. The checkpoint will be conducted within the city of Imperial Beach.  

The Sheriff’s Department is placing 30-day holds on vehicles driven by drivers who have a suspended license. This can be a costly experience with storage costs up to $1,500. Drivers with a suspended license or who are arrested for driving under the influence can incur legal costs amounting to several thousand dollars as well as paying for their stored vehicle.  

The California Office of Traffic Safety, along with local law enforcement agencies, encourage citizens to “Report Drunk Drivers, call 911” if they see a drunk driver on the road. Provide law enforcement with the exact location, vehicle make and model and license plate. One call could save a life.  

Sheriff Gore encourages motorists who elect to drink alcoholic beverages to designate a sober driver or to call a taxi.  

This year, the State of California Office of Traffic Safety and the San Diego Sheriff’s Department remind drivers: Drive Sober, Or Get Pulled Over.  

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

—San Diego County Sheriff's Department


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