TRACY — Tracy police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this weekend.

The checkpoint will run from 6 p.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday at an unspecified location in the city, said Sgt. Tony Sheneman. Funding from the checkpoint comes from the state Office of Traffic Safety.

The primary goals of the checkpoint are to deter drunken drivers and educate drivers about the dangers of driving intoxicated. The city has seen a surge of DUI arrests in the past year, Sheneman said. More vigilant enforcement was part of the reason for more arrests.

"But we would like to see that number go down," Sheneman said.

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