Cypress Police Department

Cypress Police Department to hold DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on September 3

The Cypress Police Department will hold a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on September 3, 2022, from 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city limits.

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,” Mayor Paulo Morales said. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”

Cypress Police Department 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 is 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 and 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.

This article was released by the Cypress Police Department.