Concord police plan DUI checkpoint

January 23, 2009 12:45:40 PM PST
Concord police have announced they will be setting up a checkpoint Saturday night to look for drunken drivers and people driving without valid licenses.

The checkpoint will be on Monument Boulevard near Oak Grove Road from 9 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday.

According to police, the checkpoint is also a way for police to educate people about the dangers and cost of drunken driving and hopefully to deter them from getting behind the wheel if they've been drinking.

"Our objective is to send a clear message to those who are considering driving a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs - Drunk Driving, Over the Limit, Under Arrest," police said in a prepared statement.

The program is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.