OAKLAND -- The Oakland Police Department's Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Friday night at an undisclosed location in the city between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Officers will be stopping and speaking with drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing. Delays will be minimal, the police department said.

Drivers caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol could face jail time, license suspension and insurance increases as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

Police have asked anyone who sees a drunken driver to call 9-1-1 immediately.

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

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