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Posted on: December 14, 2021

DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for 12/17/21

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DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint Planned for 12/17/21
 

Beaumont, CA - Beaumont Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on December 17, 2021, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.   

DUI Checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests. Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers checking drivers for proper licensing.

The Beaumont Police Department reminds drivers that “DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze.” If you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning on the label, you might be impaired enough to get a DUI. Marijuana can also be impairing, especially in combination with alcohol or other drugs, and can result in a DUI.

Tis the season for holiday parties and spending time with friends and family! We want our residents to have a very fun and safe holiday season, so the Beaumont Police Department offers these reminders to ensure you have a safe night of fun that doesn’t involve a DUI:

  •  Always use a designated sober driver – a friend who is not drinking, ride-share, cab or public transportation – to get home.
  •  See someone who is clearly impaired try and drive? Take the keys and help them make other arrangements to find a sober way home.
  •  Report drunk drivers – Call 911.
  •  Hosting a party? Offer non-alcoholic drinks. Monitor who are drinking and how they are getting home. 

Getting home safely is cheap, but getting a DUI is not! Drivers caught driving impaired and charged with DUI can expect the impact of a DUI arrest to be upwards of $13,500. This includes fines, fees, DUI classes, license suspension and other expenses not to mention possible jail time.

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the Beaumont Police Department by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety.

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