BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Bakersfield Police Department will be holding a DUI checkpoint somewhere in the city Tuesday night.
The checkpoint will run from 6:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Checkpoints are placed based on collision and DUI arrest statistics, according to BPD.
BPD officials said DUI checkpoints are proven to reduce the amount of DUI-induced accidents and deaths by up to 20 percent when done routinely. BPD said impaired drivers caught during the checkpoint can expect a DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that could exceed $10,000.
Funding for the checkpoint comes from California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.