On Thursday, June 24 and Friday, June 25, the California Highway Patrol will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County.
Checkpoints will begin at approximately 8:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 2:30 a.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
Motorists approaching each checkpoint will see informational signs advising them of a sobriety checkpoint ahead. Once diverted into a lane, motorists will be detained only a few minutes while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint.
The goal of each DUI checkpoint is to create awareness among the motoring public, to deter people from driving under the influence and to keep the streets safe for all. The goal is to apprehend the DUI drivers who fail to heed our warnings. Checkpoints tend to reduce the number of drinking drivers on the road. Even though arrest totals do not rise dramatically, the psychological influence a checkpoint has on the motoring public is of major value.
Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked. If traffic volume becomes too heavy, vehicles to be checked will be selected by a pre-set standard, such as every fifth or 10th vehicle, in order to assure objectivity.