Roseville will see DUI checkpoints on Friday

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In an effort to encourage safe holiday driving, the Roseville Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday.

The department will not comment ahead of time on where its officers will be checking vehicles.

Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther called DUI checkpoints “a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug-related crashes.” 

The checkpoints will be manned by officers who are specially trained evaluating signs of drug and alcohol impairment. Drivers will also be checked for proper licensing. 

Gunther noted that drivers arrested for drunk driving can “expect jail, license suspension and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.”

In 2010, more than 10,000 people were killed nationally in motor vehicle traffic crashes that involved at least one driver with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher.