News Release, Police Department

Hayward PD holding DUI checkpoint March 3, 2023

February 17, 2023

Contact:  Sgt. Tasha DeCosta, 510-293-7169 Tasha.DeCosta@Hayward-Ca.Gov


Hayward Police Department Holding DUI Checkpoint March 3rd, 2023


Hayward, Calif. – On March 3rd, the Hayward Police Department will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) Checkpoint from 6 p.m. 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location.

DUI checkpoint locations are determined based on data showing incidents of impaired driving-related crashes. The primary purpose of DUI checkpoints is to promote public safety by taking suspected impaired drivers off the road.

“Impaired drivers put others on the road at significant risk,” Sgt. Tasha DeCosta said. “Any prevention measures that reduce the number of impaired drivers on our roads significantly improves traffic safety.”

Hayward Police reminds the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol. Some prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs may interfere with driving. While medicinal and recreational marijuana are legal, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.

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

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

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