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San Bruno CA - DUI CheckPoint December 19 2020

Article Source:  City of San Bruno CA



1177 Huntington Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066-1500
Voice: (650) 616-7100  Fax: (650) 871-6734

For Immediate Release 12/16/2020

Lieutenant Gene Wong, gwong@sanbruno.ca.gov, 650-616-7103

San Bruno Police Department Holding DUI Checkpoint December 19 2020

San Bruno, Calif. – The San Bruno Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint December 19 from 7
p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within San Bruno limits.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose
of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving

During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or

As the state continues to work to stop the spread of COVID-19, the San Bruno Police Department is
committed to keeping the public safe.

“The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” Police Chief Ryan Johansen said. “We
are still out there looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is still dangerous.”

The San Bruno Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol.
Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow
directions for use and read warning labels about driving or ”operating heavy machinery,” which includes
driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of
marijuana is illegal.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying
at home.

Drivers charged with DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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