The Madera Police Department will conduct a DUI and drivers license checkpoint somewhere within Madera city limits for eight hours beginning 7 p.m. Saturday. Officers will look for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and proper licensing, delaying motorists momentarily through the checkpoint, officials said.
Madera Police Sgt. Johnnie Smith said that when checkpoints are announced and well publicized, DUI crashes can be lowered up to 20 percent.
Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, Smith said.
In California, driving under the influence led to 802 deaths in 2012 because someone failed to designate a sober driver...