DUI checkpoint planned for Friday night

The Gilroy Police Department plans to conduct a DUI a driver’s license checkpoint between the hours of 9 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. on August 3 at an undisclosed location within the city.

Those caught driving drunk can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes, court probation and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, according to a press release from the GPD.

“The police department is always committed to traffic safety, and a major part of these checkpoints are that they raise awareness in the community,” said Sgt. Chad Gallacinao.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, according to the GPD.