The will set up a DUI and driver's license checkpoint somewhere within city limits between 7 p.m. Friday at 2 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release from the department.
At the checkpoint, officers will check drivers for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, as well as proper licensing, police said.
Motorists caught driving under the influence face jail, license suspencion, insurance increases, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
According to traffic Investigator Jeff Mendence, 78 people driving under the influence have injured 117 people in Redondo Beach over the past three years.
Motorists can avoid being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence by following a few tips from the Automobile Club of Southern California:
- Pick a designated (non-drinking) driver at social events who will make sure everyone gets home safely.
- Call a friend or a family member for a ride home if you've been drinking.
- Keep the telephone number of a local taxi service saved in your phone or wallet in case you need to call for a ride home.
Additionally, party hosts should offer a variety of nonalcoholic drinks available, as well as provide gifts for designated drivers, and people should confiscate car keys from friends and relatives who may have had too much to drink, according to the Auto Club.