San Gabriel, CA – If you are driving through the city of San Gabriel on Friday, April 1, better be sober!San Gabriel Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, as well as being a valuable means for heightening awareness of the dangers of impaired driving.
Officers will be checking drivers through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and or drug impairments. Officers will check for proper licensing and will strive to impact motorists only momentarily. If officers suspect that a driver has been drinking or is impaired, they will conduct a field sobriety test. If you fail, expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
“All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. This careless disregard for human life must stop,” said San Gabriel Police Chief David A. Lawton. “These DUI/Drivers License checkpoints are an effort to reduce those tragedies. Through an aggressive combination of various anti-DUI operations together with the public calling 911 when they see a drunk driver, we’re getting these dangerous drivers off the road.”