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Weekend checkpoint to coincide with SR 99 closure

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webmaster | 11/15/13

As the holiday season kicks into gear and with Highway 99 closures in sight, Madera police plan to hold a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint this Saturday from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within the city.

Madera Police Department Sgt. Johnnie Smith said in a press release that announcing checkpoints to the public helps decrease alcohol-related crashes by as much as 20 percent.

Smith said that officers will stop drivers passing through the checkpoint and check for signs of alcohol or drug use.

“Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily,” Smith said...


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