RPD Planning DUI Checkpoint For Friday Evening

For a second consecutive week, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted by Redding Police Friday evening between the hours of 6PM and 11PM. The location is not publicly disclosed, but it will be somewhere within Redding City Limits at a location with a history of DUI crashes and arrests. Officers trained to quickly detect impairment by alcohol or drugs will be at the checkpoint. The average overall cost of a DUI is $13,500 plus a suspended license. Last Friday night 720 drivers were screened at a checkpoint on North Market at Benton Drive. The only DUI arrest was a 33-year-old man who apparently tried to avoid the checkpoint. Four were cited for driving on a suspended license and three for driving with no license.