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DUI checkpoint Monday

Adam Jensen

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The South Lake Tahoe Police Department will hold a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint starting at 8 p.m. Monday, July 12.

The checkpoint will be located along Lake Tahoe Boulevard or Pioneer Trail and will last until 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to a statement from police.

Police will check motorists to identify drunken drivers and get them off the road, as well as heighten awareness to the dangers of impaired driving, according to the statement.

The checkpoint is part of El Dorado County’s Avoid DUI Task Force Campaign, which is paid for by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

By publicizing these enforcement and education efforts, South Lake Tahoe police believe motorists are deterred from drinking and driving.

Injury crashes in the city during the Fourth of July weekend were down from seven in 2009 to three this year, according to the statement.

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