DUI Checkpoint Before New Year’s Weekend In Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA, CA — The Santa Monica Police Department announced they would be holding a DUI checkpoint just before New Year’s weekend on Dec. 30 at an undisclosed location within the city.

According to a statement from the Santa Monica Police Department, the locations are based on data trends that show where impaired driving-related crashes happen. The checkpoint will be from 6 pm to 3 am

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Lieutenant Cody Green said. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”

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Impaired driving doesn’t just include alcohol, some prescriptions medications, over-the-counter drugs, other illegal drugs and marijuana can also land someone a DUI.

First-time DUI charges can cost an average of $13,500 in fines and drivers could get their licenses suspended if convicted.

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