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DUI checkpoint planned for SLO on Thursday

Kevin Phillips from the San Luis Obispo Police Department, right, and Leslie Daily from the Morro Bay Police Department question a motorist at a DUI checkpoint in May 2010. The task force stopped every car, and this person was waved through without incident. The San Luis Obispo Police Department plans to conduct a checkpoint for impaired drivers on an undisclosed road in the city from 7 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday.
Kevin Phillips from the San Luis Obispo Police Department, right, and Leslie Daily from the Morro Bay Police Department question a motorist at a DUI checkpoint in May 2010. The task force stopped every car, and this person was waved through without incident. The San Luis Obispo Police Department plans to conduct a checkpoint for impaired drivers on an undisclosed road in the city from 7 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday. The Tribune file photo

The San Luis Obispo Police Department plans to conduct a checkpoint for impaired drivers on an undisclosed road in the city from 7 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday.

As motorists pass through, officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment — including marijuana, prescription and some over-the-counter medication — with officers checking drivers for licensing, causing momentary delays.

The checkpoints will be placed in a location with high numbers of collisions and DUI arrests, the department said in a news release.

Funding for the checkpoint is provided by the California Office of Traffic Safety.

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