For Immediate Release
August 24, 2023
Contact: Sgt Ted Ruiz, 530-661-7843, email@example.com
Woodland Police Department Holding DUI/DL Checkpoint on 8/26/23
Woodland, Calif. – On August 26th, the Woodland Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI)/DL Checkpoint from 7 PM to 2 AM in central Woodland.
DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving and DUI-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI/DL checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.
The Woodland Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
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.