The Lodi Police Department is planning both a DUI checkpoint and saturation patrols this weekend in an attempt to crack down on drunk driving.
Officers will hold saturation patrols where they will drive around looking for impaired drivers from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday. On Saturday, officers will hold a checkpoint at an undisclosed location from 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
Officers will check drivers for proper licensing and signs of drug or alcohol impairment, and conduct field sobriety tests if necessary. Failing a test can lead to fines, license suspension, jail time and other fees, according to police.
“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed zero lives and resulted in 81 injury crashes, harming 89 of our friends and neighbors,” said Sgt. David Griffin.
Funding for the patrol and checkpoint comes from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.