DUI Checkpoint to be Conducted by Bakersfield California Highway Patrol on December 15

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is planning to launch a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on 15th December in a region of Bakersfield without town or city status from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., according to Bakersfield, California (KBAK/KBFX). The CHP indicates that such checkpoints, when widely advertised and regularly established, can reduce fatalities and injuries due to drug or alcohol-related events by as much as 20%. Checkpoints are beneficial for prevention, eradicating drunk drivers on the roads, and disseminating public knowledge, according to the CHP. Officers will be on the lookout for indications of drug or alcohol influence, with checks on drivers’ licenses causing only slight disruptions. The CHP added that specially qualified officers might be on hand to assess individuals suspected of driving under the influence of drugs. The CHP locates DUI Checkpoints where there are high rates of collisions and DUI arrests to maximize their ability to deter drunk and drug-impaired driving. The CHP encourages anyone who sees a possibly impaired driver to contact 9-1-1.

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