DUI checkpoint is May 25

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI Sobriety/Driver’s License Checkpoint Friday, May 25, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the unincorporated area of Kern County.

The checkpoint will be staffed by officers who are trained in the detection of alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers.

The officers will be equipped with state-of-the-art, handheld breath testing devices which provide an accurate measure of blood alcohol concentrations of drivers suspected of being under the influence.

“Sadly, too many members of our community are needlessly injured and killed on our roads by impaired drivers,” said a spokesperson.

“The California Highway Patrol’s goal is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting roads where there are high frequencies of impaired motorists. A DUI Sobriety/Driver’s License Checkpoint is an effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment existing patrol operations. By publicizing our efforts we can deter motorists from drinking and driving.”

Funding for this checkpoint was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Story First Published: 2018-05-18