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The Marysville Police Department Holding DUI Checkpoint October 22, 2022

Oct 21, 2022 12:00AM ● By MPD News Release

MARYSVILLE, CA (MPG) – The Marysville Police Department will hold a DUI Checkpoint October 22, 2022, from  6 p.m. to 12 a.m. at an undisclosed location within Marysville city limits. 

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose  of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving  impaired. 

During the checkpoint, officers will look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or  drugs. 

The Marysville Police Department is committed to keeping the traveling public safe. 

The safety of our community is and always will be our mission. We are looking for impaired drivers  because driving under the influence is dangerous and puts others on the road at risk. 

The Marysville Police Department reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol.  Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow  directions for use and read warning labels about driving or operating heavy machinery, which  includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the  influence of marijuana is illegal. 

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on  staying at home. 

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a  suspended license. 

Funding for this program was provided by the CHP Cannabis Tax Grant Fund.