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The Manhattan Beach Police Department will conduct a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint at a unspecified location in the city from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, April 13.

"The purpose of the checkpoint is to promote public safety (and) increase awareness of the dangers associated with drinking and driving (while) deterring impaired...and unlicensed driving," Traffic Sergeant Scott Combs said in a April 9 press release. 

The department will take a zero tolerance approach in enforcement to send a clear message about the importance of designating a sober driver before celebrations begin, according to the statement.

"Simply put, 'If you are over the legal limit, you will be arrested,'" Combs added.

MBPD also encourages the public to help keep roadways safe by calling 9-1-1 in the event of a suspected impaired driver.

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