The checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 am.
Checkpoints take place in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public, according to Sgt. Billy Green of the Fontana P.D.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
All too often, members of the local community are senselessly injured or killed on roadways by impaired drivers, said Fontana Police Chief Rod Jones. "In the past year alone, DUI collisions have claimed 10 lives in the City of Fontana," Jones said.
This DUI/driver’s license checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies, as well as insuring drivers have a valid driver’s license, Jones said.