IMPERIAL VALLEY â€” The El Centro Office of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint Saturday, August 27, somewhere within the area of Imperial County.
The goal of the CHP is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting roads where there is a high frequency of intoxicated or unlicensed drivers. A sobriety/driver license checkpoint is a proven effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment existing patrol operations. The CHP believes by publicizing their efforts they can deter motorists from being intoxicated or unlicensed while driving a motor vehicle.
Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. or drugs, or driving unlicensed. The objective is to send a clear message to those individuals that consider mixing alcohol or drugs and/or driving unlicensed â€“ â€œThe CHP will be keeping a close eye out for you.â€
The checkpoint will be in operation from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.