Clovis Police Hosts DUI Checkpoint April 7, 2023

April 8, 2023 Clovis, Calif. – The Clovis Police Department held a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, April 7, 2023, from 8:30 PM to 1:30 AM on northbound Clovis Ave. at Palo Alto Ave (between Sierra & Herndon) in the City of Clovis. The checkpoint resulted in 7 DUI arrests and 5 drivers license violations.

Checkpoint locations are chosen based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

During checkpoints, officers look for signs that drivers are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The Clovis Police Department is committed to keeping the traveling public safe.

“The safety of our community is and always will be our mission,” Corporal Bradford said. “We are looking for impaired drivers because driving under the influence is dangerous and puts others on the road at risk.”

Clovis Police reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications or over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. Always follow directions for use and read warning labels about driving or “operating heavymachinery,” which includes driving a car. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

If you plan on drinking or taking medications that may impact your ability to drive safely, plan on staying at home.

Drivers charged with a first-time DUI face an average of $13,500 in fines and penalties, as well as a suspended license.

7 DUI Arrests
5 Driver’s License Violations

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.