A planned DUI checkpoint Thursday night in San Luis Obispo will be held between 8 p.m. and 3 a.m. in the 500 block of Higuera Street, the police department announced Thursday afternoon.
The San Luis Obispo Police Department will hold a DUI and drivers’ license checkpoint Thursday.
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The department did not disclose when and where the checkpoint will be held in a news release Tuesday.
Checkpoints are generally placed in specific locations based on collision statistics and frequency of past DUI arrests, as well as public and officer safety considerations.
San Luis Obispo police Sgt. Fred Mickel said in the news release that DUI crashes have claimed two lives and resulted in 52 collisions injuring 62 people in the city within the last three years.
Officers will be checking drivers for signs of illegal, prescription and over-the-counter drug impairment in addition to alcohol intoxication.