Between 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 a.m. Sunday, the Lodi Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver's license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in town. Officers will be checking drivers for signs of intoxication and for valid driver's licenses at the checkpoint.
Officers will conduct field sobriety tests on drivers they suspect are impaired. Drivers who fail the test will be arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
Between booking costs, vehicle storage fees, insurance rate increases, DUI classes and other fines, expenses for a driver can exceed $10,000 for a DUI arrest, the police department said in a press release.
Funding for the checkpoints is provided through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
Contact reporter Jordan Guinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.