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DUI Checkpoint Tonight in Pacifica

7pm to 2am at an undisclosed location.

 will conduct a DUI and license checkpoint at an undisclosed location within city limits tonight.

The checkpoint, which will last from 7 p.m. until 2 a.m., is meant to both prevent injuries and deaths that result from driving under the influence and to heighten awareness about the risks of doing so. 

“Collisions caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs continue to be a problem within the city of Pacifica," said Pacifica Police Sergeant Daniel Steidle. "In an effort to reduce the number of collisions and injuries to our citizens, the Pacifica Police Department exercises a zero tolerance stance with DUI drivers.”

According to a press release from Pacifica Police, officers will be checking drivers for signs of alcohol and impairment and proper licensing. Police will try to impact drivers only momentarily. 

"If you fail, expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, along with fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000," said Steidle. 

Funding for Pacifica Police's DUI checkpoints is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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