DUI checkpoint Friday, June 27

The Oakhurst Area of the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint on Friday, June 27, 2014, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., somewhere within Madera County. In addition, specially assigned officers will patrol the surroundings area searching for DUI drivers.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, other expenses that can exceed $10,000.