Oakland setting up DUI checkpoints

February 17, 2009 12:09:09 PM PST
The Oakland Police Department will target drunken and unlicensed drivers with checkpoints this Friday and next.

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The checkpoints will be held at undisclosed locations between 6 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday and between 6 p.m. Feb. 27 and 2 a.m. Feb. 28.

Police said the operation aims to reduce the number of people killed and injured in alcohol-involved crashes and to educate the public about the dangers of drunken driving.

Funding for the operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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