A sobriety/driver’s license checkpoint is set to take place in the 700-800 block of El Camino Real in San Carlos this Thursday, May 5, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.
The checkpoint is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety via the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“As Sheriff, I am committed to keeping the public safe and the roadways free of persons who are drinking and driving,” Sheriff Carlos Bolanos said. “Checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence.”
Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Meanwhile today, the Sheriff’s Office and Belmont police are conducting a traffic safety operation in Belmont from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. “focused on the most dangerous driver behaviors that put the safety of people biking or walking at risk.”
“These violations include speeding, making illegal turns, failing to yield or provide a right of way to bicyclists or pedestrians, or failing to stop for signs and signals,” the Sheriff’s Office said.
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