Palm Springs police officers plan to check drivers’ sobriety and licenses during an overnight checkpoint tonight.
The checkpoint was planned between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city limits, Palm Springs police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff said.
“Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment,” Kovaleff said. “Officers will also check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily.”
“Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail time, license suspension and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.”
Funding for the checkpoint was provided by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.