DUI Checkpoint Planned For Friday In Anderson

Anderson Police will hold a DUI checkpoint Friday somewhere in the northern part of the city. The location will be based on a history of DUI crashes, arrests, and traffic patterns. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers also checking for valid drivers licenses. Police say that even a prescription could impair your ability do drive safely. Drivers charged with a first time DUI could face over $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license. Funding for the DUI checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.