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Multiple law enforcement agencies participate in a Kern Avoid DUI checkpoint on California Avenue in Bakersfield in this 2009 photo.

Bakersfield police have planned a DUI/driver's license checkpoint for Friday.

The checkpoint is an effort to reduce the number of people injured or killed each year in DUI-related collisions and to make sure motorists are properly licensed, a BPD news release said. A major component of DUI checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.

-- The Californian