Ontario police to hold a checkpoint

Posted: 11/17/2011 02:25:30 PM PST
The Ontario Police Department traffic
unit will be conducting a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 6 p.m. on Friday
to 2 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location in the city.DUI checkpoints are effective in reducing the number of people killed and
injured in alcohol involved crashes, according to an Ontario police news
release.

Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20
percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough, according
to the news release.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs
of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

Officers will also check for proper licensing, according to the news release.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension and
insurance increases as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that
can exceed $10,000, according to the news release.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, checkpoints
have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI
enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for
every $1 spent.

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