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Posted on: August 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] DUI Checkpoint this Friday

DUI CHECKPOINT THIS FRIDAY

The Watsonville Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint Friday, August 19, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00a.m. at an undisclosed location within Watsonville city limits.

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 Watsonville 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. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about “driving or operating heavy machinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.

Drivers charged with 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.

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El Departamento de Policía de Watsonville llevará a cabo un retén de sobriedad el viernes 19 de agosto de 2022 de 6:00 p.m. a las 2:00 a.m. en un lugar no revelado dentro de los límites de la Ciudad de Watsonville

Las ubicaciones de los retenes de sobriedad se eligen en función de un historial de choques y arrestos por DUI. El objetivo principal de los retenes no es realizar arrestos, sino promover la seguridad pública al disuadir a los conductores de conducir bajo los efectos del alcohol.

Durante el retén, oficiales buscarán señales de que los conductores están bajo la influencia del alcohol y/o las drogas.

El Departamento de Policía de Watsonville le recuerda al público que conducir ebrio no es sólo por causa del alcohol. Algunos medicamentos recetados o de venta libre pueden interferir con la conducción. Siga siempre las instrucciones de uso y lea las etiquetas de advertencia sobre "conducir u operar maquinaria pesada", lo que incluye conducir un automóvil. Si bien la marihuana medicinal y recreativa es legal, conducir bajo la influencia de la marihuana es ilegal.

Si planea beber o tomar medicamentos que puedan afectar su capacidad para conducir de manera segura, planee quedarse en casa.

Conductores acusados de DUI enfrentan un promedio de $13.500 en multas y sanciones, así como una licencia suspendida.


Los fondos para este programa fueron proporcionados por una subvención de la Oficina de Seguridad Vial de California, a través de la Administración Nacional de Seguridad Vial en las Carreteras.

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