California Freeway Patrol officers will conduct a driving beneath the affect checkpoint Dec. 17 someplace inside unincorporated El Dorado County.
“All too typically members of our group are senselessly injured or killed on our native roadways by intoxicated drivers,” mentioned Lt. Rick Hatfield, CHP Placerville space commander.
The purpose of the CHP is to make sure the protected passage of motorists by concentrating on roads the place there’s a excessive frequency of intoxicated drivers. A sobriety checkpoint is a confirmed efficient device for attaining this purpose and is designed to reinforce present patrol operations.
Hatfield emphasised, “site visitors quantity allowing, all autos might be checked for drivers who’re drunk or medication. Our goal is to ship a transparent message to these people who think about driving and mixing alcohol or medication, you may be caught and your automobile might be towed away.”
Funding for this program was supplied from a grant from the California Workplace of Site visitors Security by means of the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration.