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DUI Checkpoint Planned in Palm Springs

The checkpoint was scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22, police announced.

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.

Michael Kennedy February 23, 2013 at 04:51 PM
"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." =================== No, convictions give rise to those results, not mere arrests, and most DUI accusations are very fightable, because politics, not forensics, drive this horrid political crime - that's why they are grant funded! www.kennedyforlaw.com
Papa Rich March 08, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Well there are over 600 places to buy booze in the valley!!
Michael Kennedy March 09, 2013 at 12:58 AM
Agreed, but no one should get me wrong - I do not advocate driving impaired - impairment by drinking cokes, smoking cigarettes, fiddling with the radio, disciplining kids, chatting with friends, day dreaming, dropping food, putting on lipstick, etc., all cause accidents, more so than impairment by alcohol. And none do I support. But I do not support demonizing those who consume alcohol by falsely claiming they are at fault for the ills of society, because that is propaganda, not fact.

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