BPD setting up DUI checkpoint tonight

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Bakersfield Police Department’s maximum enforcement patrols will not slow down just because Thanksgiving weekend is over.

BPD is setting up a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint on Tuesday night at an undisclosed location in Bakersfield. It will start at 6 p.m. Tuesday and run through midnight.

The department says that within the past three years, DUI crashes have killed 26 people and injured nearly 700 residents in Bakersfield alone.

Announcing checkpoints is an effective tool in deterring drunk and impaired drivers and has helped reduce DUI-related crashes by up to 20 percent, according to police.

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