The Santa Maria Police Department is conducting a driving under the influence and driver license checkpoint at an undisclosed location Jan. 12.
The checkpoint will be between 6 p.m. Saturday and 3 a.m. Sunday.
The police department said checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequent DUI arrests.
A press release sent by the police department said California has seen a disturbing increase in drug-impaired driving crashes.
The police department wants to remind drivers that a DUI doesn’t only mean alcohol, marijuana and several prescription drugs can also cause impaired driving, especially with the combination of alcohol or drugs.