Attention drivers: A DUI checkpoint will be set up in Roseville Saturday, Sept. 1 as part of an 18-day summer and Labor Day campaign.
Already the national campaign has resulted in 41 arrests for driving under the influence in Placer County between Aug. 17-23, according to a California Avoid news release. That number is down from last year, when local law enforcement arrested 72 suspected drunk drivers during the same 10-day period, California Avoid reports.
There will also be extra DUI saturation patrols in unincorporated Placer County Friday, Aug. 31.
All regularly scheduled traffic and patrol officers will also focus efforts at stopping and arresting DUI drivers during their normal shifts.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The summer and Labor Day campaign runs through Monday, Sept. 3.
For impaired drivers, a Roseville company offers to drive you home in your own car. For under $30, locals will get a ride home by a Driver Please driver with no distance restrictions, according to a news release.
“Our drivers work on your schedule so they will be there to pick you up and drop you off at as many locations as you desire and are always attentive to your needs,” said Mike Dumke, Driver Please founder, in a news release.
Drivers can be booked online at https://driverplease.com or by calling 877-687-3748.