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Palm Desert Police Schedule DUI Checkpoint

The checkpoint is scheduled for this weekend.

Palm Desert Police have scheduled a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday.

The checkpoint is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol-related crashes, according to a police news release.

Officers will be speaking with drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, officials said. Police will also be checking driver’s licenses.

Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000, officials said.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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