DUI Checkpoint set for Thursday in Folsom

The Folsom Police Department will operate a DUI checkpoint at an undisclosed location on Thursday, August 24, looking for drunk or drugged drivers. The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000. Funding for the checkpoint is provided to the Folsom Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Report drunk drivers by calling 9-1-1. For additional details, contact Sergeant Robert Brown at 916-351-3353 or rbrown@folsom.ca.us.