The Lodi Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/driver's license checkpoint on Saturday at an undisclosed location within city limits between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.
Officers will be checking drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairments. Officers will also check for proper licensing. They will strive to delay motorists only momentarily.
If officers suspect that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, they will conduct a field sobriety test. If a driver fails the test, they can expect jail time, vehicle storage fees, license suspension and insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Funding for this and other DUI checkpoints are provided to Lodi Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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