There will be a DUI checkpoint in Dixon this Friday night, Dec. 14. Here's more from the Dixon Police Department:
Officers from 11 agencies in Solano County, including Dixon Police, will participate in the event designed to reduce incidents of drunk driving and unlicensed driving. Drunk drivers are responsible for the deaths of about 16,000 Americans each year, almost the total population of communities like ours. Additionally, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study revealed that about 18% of drivers who cause accidents are unlicensed—30% of those drivers having a suspended license because of DUI.The checkpoint will take place between the hours of 6:30 pm and midnight. The location will not be released until a few hours before the start of the checkpoint, but required detours will be available. As traffic volume permits, vehicles will be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs will be arrested. Drivers without a valid license will be cited and may have their car impounded.