Police to conduct DUI checkpoint Saturday

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Police will be conducting a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Saturday at an undisclosed location in Roseville. The Roseville Police Department announced it is continuing its ongoing campaign to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as bring awareness to our community of the dangers of impaired driving, according to a statement released by the Roseville Police Department. Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions in Roseville have claimed eight lives and resulted in 122 injury crashes harming 171 people, police said in the statement. Police recommend those planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or going out on the town, to plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI arrest costs upwards of $10,000, time in jail and the loss or your drivers license, including years of increased insurance rates, the release states. Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ~ Toby Lewis