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Drinking, driving focus for police

Local law enforcement agencies have announced that a DUI/Driver’s License checkpoint will be conducted this weekend at an undisclosed location that has a high incidence of DUI collisions within the Grass Valley city limits.

“If you are drinking and driving and found to be under the influence over Memorial Day weekend, you will be arrested,” Grass Valley Police Chief John Foster stated in a media release. “We’re asking everyone to ensure a safe holiday by not drinking and driving.”

Officers from Grass Valley police, in concert with the California Highway Patrol and the Truckee Police Department, will screen drivers at the checkpoint for alcohol impairment and to make sure they are currently licensed.

The checkpoint is paid for through a grant from the state’s Office of Traffic Safety.

Drivers will be screened by officers who are trained to detect the intoxicated or drugged driver. Drivers who do not have a valid license will have their vehicles towed and be cited or arrested.

Other participating agencies include the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada City Police Department.

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