The Palm Springs Police Department will operate a DUI checkpoint tonight at an undisclosed location.
Beginning at 8:30 p.m., and continuing until 2:30 a.m. Saturday, officers will look for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and make sure drivers are carrying valid driver's licenses, Sgt. Paul Abshire said, adding that checkpoints reduce crashes.
"Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment," he said. "Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily."
People arrested on suspicion of DUI could face jail time, suspension of driver's licenses and higher insurance premiums, he said, adding that a DUI could cost up to $10,000.
The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
--City News Service contributed to this report.