Madera police to hold weekend checkpoint

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With Saturday's Pomegranate Festival in sight, Madera police plan to hold a DUI/driver's license checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within city limits.

Madera police Sgt. Johnnie Smith said in a press release that the deterrent effects of announcing checkpoints decreased DUI crashes by an average of 20 percent.

Drivers will be contacted by officers for signs of alcohol and drug impairment as well as for proper licensing, Smith said.

"Officers will strive to delay motorists only momentarily," Smith said...

 

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