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The Temecula Police Department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint between 9:00 p.m. Friday and 3:00 a.m. Saturday at an undisclosed location within the city, a Sheriff’s official reported today.

DUI Checkpoint - versageek/Flickr

DUI Checkpoint – versageek/Flickr

Officers will be looking for individuals with signs of impairment as vehicles pass through the checkpoint throughout the course of the evening and early morning, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s report.

Individuals caught driving  under the influence can expect jail-time, license suspension, and insurance increases as well as other fees that could surpass $10,000, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. John Magnan.

Magnan said the point of the checkpoint is reduce the number of deaths and injuries in the city resulting from DUI-related crashes.

“Over the course of this year, DUI collisions have resulted in injuries to several of our friends and neighbors in Temecula,” he said.

The checkpoint is being conducted through a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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