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DUI Checkpoint Scheduled for Tonight

A DUI and driver's license checkpoint is scheduled for Friday night.

The Redondo Beach Police Department will host a DUI and driver's license checkpoint from 7 p.m.  Friday until 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police did not disclose where exactly the checkpoint would be located—only that it would be within city limits.

Drivers passing through the checkpoint will be examined for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, as well as proper licensing. Specially trained officers may also be available to administer field sobriety tests.

Motorists caught driving impaired face jail time, license suspension, insurance increases, fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

"Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed (one) life and resulted in 84 injury crashes harming 106 of our friends and neighbors," said Sgt. Chuck Prestia in a news release.

Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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