Dublin Police Services will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on December 14, 6:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m., in the area of Dublin Boulevard and Civic Plaza. DUI Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, and also checking drivers for proper licensing.
Dublin Police Services would like to remind drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Since 2018, Dublin Police Services has investigated 57 DUI collisions, which have claimed two lives and resulted in another 39 injuries.
Dublin Police Services offers these reminders to ensure residents have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:
- Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking; a ride-share service; taxi; or public transportation – to get home.
- If you see someone who is clearly impaired trying to drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
- Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
- Hosting a party? Offer non-alcoholic drinks. Monitor who is drinking and how they are getting home.
Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension, and other expenses, in addition to possible jail time.
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to Dublin Police Services by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.