Berkeley police will deploy a driving-under-the-influence checkpoint at University and Bonar Street from 8 p.m. to approximately 2 a.m., the department announced today, Thursday.
"Driving impaired is extremely dangerous and the consequences are serious and real," the department said. "Impaired drivers can kill themselves and others, and the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired are significant."
More than 10,000 people were killed nationwide in a traffic collisions involving impaired drivers in 2010, according to police.
Berkeley police urge community members to report drunk drivers by calling 9-1-1.
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