Santa Rosa police plan a DUI/license checkpoint Friday night.

The location isn’t being disclosed by police, but it will be 6 p.m. to midnight, weather permitting.

Police Sgt. Lance Badger said in a statement that checkpoints are a proven tool in reducing the number of people killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes. He said such crashes drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

He said DUI crashes take their toll on the community.

“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 2 lives and resulted in 119 injury crashes harming 152 of our friends and neighbors,” he said.

Badger said if it storms Friday night, then police may cancel the checkpoint and send the officers out on saturation patrols specifically looking for DUIs.

Friday’s checkpoint is funded by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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