The Glendora Police Department will conduct a DUI and driver license checkpoint over the weekend, authorities announced.
The checkpoint will be conducted at an undisclosed location in the Glendora city limits from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. Officers will observe drivers for signs of impairment from alcohol or drugs and will also ensure drivers are properly licensed, police said in a written statement.
Specially trained officers will examine drivers for signs of drug impairment, which reportedly accounts for a growing number of crashes. Many prescription drugs, marijuana and some over-the-counter medications can impair drivers, police said.
“Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000,” Police said.
Publicizing DUI checkpoints has provided a deterrence effect and can reduce injury and deaths caused by drunk or drugged driving by as much as 20 percent.
Funding for this DUI checkpoint is provided by a grant through the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.