Police plan DUI checkpoint in Grass Valley | TheUnion.com

Police plan DUI checkpoint in Grass Valley

If you plan on drinking this holiday weekend, get a cab or designate a sober driver, or else you’ll probably spend the night in jail.

The Grass Valley Police Department is planning to set up sobriety checkpoint at Brunswick Road at Sutton Way Friday, targeting drivers who drink and drive the first holiday weekend of the summer, Grass Valley Police Sgt. Scott Telles said.

Officers will check all motorists for signs of intoxication and impaired drivers will be arrested, he said.

In addition to the Grass Valley checkpoint Friday night, patrol officers in Nevada City and Truckee will be looking out for drunken drivers over the holiday weekend, Telles said.

Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes, according to police: Nearly 16,000 people died in 2006 and 1,597 people were killed in crashes in California last year, according to statistics released this week by the Grass Valley Police Department.

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