The Pleasanton Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint between 7 p.m. tonight and 2 a.m. Saturday on a roadway known for its DUI problems.
"With Labor Day, we typically see plenty of celebrating and, in conjunction, increased alcohol consumption," police said in a press release. "This sobriety checkpoint is designed to serve as a reminder that the Pleasanton Police Department will be out this weekend looking to arrest and remove impaired drivers from the road."
Informational signs will advise motorists that the checkpoint is ahead. Stopping at the checkpoint will only take a few seconds while an officer explains its purpose, inspects each driver's license and carefully examines the driver for signs of alcohol or drug impairment.
Police note that the checkpoint is being set up to educate the public about the dangers involved driving under the influence of drinking or drugs and to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road.
"Impaired driving is no accident," said police. "It is a choice that may result in injury or death."