The Laguna Beach Police Department is putting out an important message: if you drive while you’re under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will be arrested.

Five people were arrested during a DUI checkpoint in late-August, police said, and officers plan to keep holding these types of checkpoints throughout the rest of the year.

A spokesperson for the LBPD said that checkpoints are generally set up in locations “that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged deterrence.”

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials have said that checkpoints are among the most effective strategies in DUI enforcement.

Those who fail to obey the law will be arrested and booked into the Laguna Beach Jail where they may need to post Laguna Beach bail bonds in order to be released from custody. They’ll also face fines, penalties, the possible loss of their driver’s license and increased auto insurance rates.

It’s estimated that the average cost of a DUI arrest is about $15,000.

Original article: Laguna Beach police arrest five in weekend DUI checkpoint

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