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DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Planned for 8/23/19
Filed under Press Release, on 8/20/2019 12:01:00 PM by Author: Webmaster.


August 19, 2019

CONTACT: Sergeant Greg Connolly, 408-277-4341


DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Planned this Week


San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on 8/23/19, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM.

DUI Checkpoints like this one 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, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

The San Jose Department reminds 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.

The San Jose Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn't involve a DUI:

  • Always use a designated sober driver - a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation - to get home.
  • See someone who is clearly impaired try and 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 nonalcoholic drinks. Monitor who are 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 $13,500.00 (This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses, not to mention possible jail time).

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the San Jose Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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