DUI checkpoint planned in Atascadero tonight

The Atascadero Police Department has announced it will run a drunken-driving checkpoint somewhere in the city from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. today.

Drivers also will be checked to determine whether they have valid licenses, according to a police news release.

A grant from the state, with money from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is funding the checkpoint.