The Newport Beach Police Department will conduct a DUI/driver's license checkpoint on Friday at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m., officials said Tuesday.
The deterrent effect of DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes, according to a Newport Beach P.D. press release.
"Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when well-publicized DUI checkpoints and proactive DUI patrols are conducted routinely," the release states.
In California, this deadly crime led to 774 deaths because someone failed to designate a sober driver. Nationally, the latest data shows nearly 10,000 were killed by an impaired driving, according to the NBPD.
“Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed one life and resulted in 186 injury crashes harming 245 of our friends and neighbors,” said Sgt. Michael Schiavi.