Sobriety Checkpoint Somewhere Saturday

The raw press release:

CHP TO CONDUCT DRIVER LICENSE/SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT

The Humboldt office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be
conducting a driver license/sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, August 14,
2010, somewhere within the unincorporated area of Humboldt County.

“All too often, members of the community are senselessly injured or
killed on local roadways by intoxicated drivers,” said Capt. Dale
Cannon, Humboldt Area Commander.  The CHP’s goal is to ensure the safe
passage of each and every motorist by targeting roads where there is a
high frequency of intoxicated drivers.  A driver license/sobriety
checkpoint is a proven effective tool for achieving this goal and is
designed to augment existing patrol operations.  “By publicizing our
efforts we believe that we can deter motorists from drinking and driving
and driving without a valid driver license,” Capt. Cannon said.

Year to date, the CHP has arrested over 48 thousand impaired drivers
throughout the state.  500 of those were in Humboldt County.

Capt. Cannon, emphasized, “Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles
will be checked and drivers who are unlicensed will be cited and their
vehicles will be towed away.  Drivers found to be under the influence of
alcohol and/or drugs can expect to be arrested.  Our objective is to
send a clear message to those considering mixing alcohol and/or drugs
with driving.  The CHP will be keeping a close eye out for you.”

The driver license/sobriety checkpoint will be operated from
approximately 1 PM until 7 PM.  An additional press release will be sent
to the media 2 hours prior, indicating the exact location of the
checkpoint.

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