The has announced that a motorist checkpoint will be set up tonight between 6 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.
According to a press release from Sgt. Paul Paniagua, the city's traffic authority,
DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes.
Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of 20 percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.
Drivers will be checked for signs of impairment from drugs and/or alcohol, as well as for valid driving licenses, Paniagua continued:
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.
Officers "will strive to delay motorists only momentarily," Paniagua wrote.
The Napa checkpoint is funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, intended to curb drunk driving, according to the press release.