The Santa Barbara Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver license’s checkpoint Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., according to a news release.
The Police Department will be looking for “signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.” Police officers will also be “checking drivers for proper licensing.”
The Police Department warned that a “DUI Doesn’t mean Just Booze.” Prescription drugs and marijuana can lead to impaired driving, especially when they are mixed with alcohol and other drugs.
In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes on California roads, while the Santa Barbara Police Department investigated three DUI collisions that claimed three lives and injured 570 people, according to the news release.
The police advised that people always have a designated sober driver and to have different ways of getting home, such as public transportation, ride-sharing and taking a cab. They also want people to report drunk drivers and to keep an eye on their friends to ensure they are not driving drunk.