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DUI checkpoint planned for Palm Springs

Published On: Jan 17 2013 03:00:00 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 18 2013 08:16:39 AM CST

The Palm Springs Police Department will erect a DUI  checkpoint tonight at an undisclosed location in the city.

      Between 8:30 tonight and 2:30 a.m. Saturday, officers staffing the  checkpoint will look for signs of alcohol or drug impairment and make sure  drivers are carrying valid licenses, police Sgt. Paul Abshire said, adding that  checkpoints reduce crashes.

      People arrested for DUI will face jail time, loss of driver's licenses  and higher insurance premiums, he said.

      The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the California Office of  Traffic Safety.