The Fontana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, Aug. 17.

The checkpoint will take place at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m.

DUI checkpoints like this one are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, the Fontana P.D. said. Several checkpoints have been held so far this year.

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, with officers also checking drivers for proper licensing.

In 2017, 1,120 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes on California roads. Last year alone, Fontana P.D. officers investigated DUI collisions which resulted in six fatalities and 105 injuries.

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

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