DUI checkpoint on Friday night

From the CHP:




The Humboldt office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be conducting a Driver License/Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday, December 21st, 2012, 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. Harry Linschoten, 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. Linschoten said.


Last year, in California alone, over 200,000 drivers were arrested while driving impaired.


Capt. Linschoten, emphasized, “Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked and drivers who are unlicensed will be cited.  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 6 PM until 12 AM.  An additional press release will be sent to the media 2 hours prior, indicating the exact location of the checkpoint.



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