Concord Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint September 16, 2023 from 7:00 P.M. to 3 A.M.
Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests.
The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.
During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.
“The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” Lt. Gregory Rodriguez said. “We are looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is dangerous and puts others on the road at risk.”
Concord Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving.
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.