Santa Rosa police will look for drunken drivers and those driving without a license in a checkpoint Friday night.
The checkpoint will run from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. Sgt. Lance Badger said officers will most likely conduct a checkpoint in one location and later move to a second location. They are considering setting up on routes in central and southern Santa Rosa.
Numerous officers will work the checkpoint, stopping drivers as they pass through, looking for signs of impairment. They'll also check to see if the driver has a valid license, said Sgt. Lance Badger.
"Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 2 lives and resulted in 119 injury crashes harming 152 of our friends and neighbors," said Badger in a press release.
The cost of running the checkpoint will be covered by the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.