DUI checkpoint planned this weekend in Roseville

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The Roseville Police Department will be conducting a DUI/drivers license checkpoint Saturday night at an undisclosed location between 9 p.m. and 2 a.m. Officers will be checking drivers through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairments, as well as proper licensing. Drivers who fail a field sobriety test can expect jail, vehicle storage fees, license suspension, insurance rate increases, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, according to a statement released by the Roseville Police Department. “Over the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed eight lives and resulted in 122 injury crashes harming 171 of our friends and neighbors,” said Roseville Police Chief Daniel Hahn in a statement. Traffic deaths declined by 23 percent from 2007 to 2009 statewide, the press release states. Traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades and DUI deaths declined by 16 percent from 2007 to 2009, according to federal statistics. Alcohol impaired deaths still made up the largest category of vehicle fatalities in 2009, with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk or impaired driver, the press release states. Funding for this and other DUI checkpoints is provided to the Roseville Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, targeting those who still don’t heed the message to designate a sober driver, the press release states. ~ Staff Report