NBPD DUI checkpoint scheduled for June 7 has been canceled

The Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD) has announced that a driving under the influence DUI checkpoint scheduled for Friday, June 7, from 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city limits of Newport Beach has been canceled.

It will be rescheduled at a future date.

DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Lieutenant Josh Vincelet said. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”

The NBPD reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Send this to a friend