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| Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015
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A sobriety checkpoint will be set up on Friday by the California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office as a way to deter driving under the influence.

On Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, the checkpoint will be set up in an undisclosed location in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoint will begin screening passing cars at approximately 6:30 p.m. and will conclude at approximately 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19.

The location will be announced just prior to the operation.

Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see informational signs advising them of a sobriety checkpoint ahead.

Once diverted into the lane, motorists will be detained only momentarily while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint.

The goal of the 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.

Although checkpoints tend to reduce the number of drinking drivers on the road, the CHP will apprehend DUI drivers who fail to heed warnings. Even though arrest totals do not rise dramatically, the psychological influence a checkpoint has on the motoring public is invaluable.

Sobriety checkpoints are conducted in accordance to the guidelines for checkpoint operations outlined in the Supreme Court decision, Ingersol vs. Palmer.

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.

For further information, feel free to contact California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer John Lutz at (661) 294-5540.

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14 Comments

  1. Thanks for the heads up 👍

  2. Taylor James Taylor James says:

    Dope so basically i wont be able to leave my house due to a line of traffic 3 miles long, kay.

  3. Tamara Young Tamara Young says:

    Why do we “inform” drunk drivers beforehand?!!!!!

  4. Jenn Rae Jenn Rae says:

    So let’s tell everyone the area to avoid if they’re driving drunk… Makes sense.

  5. I don’t understand why we alert people to not drive in area of DUI checkpoints. If you drinking and driving its wrong and you should be caught. The DUI checkpoints can save your life or those of your loved ones. Don’t Drink and Drive!

  6. This completely voids the point of a checkpoint. If people are driving drunk, we want them stopped before they kill someone! Why tip people off so they can avoid them??? Makes no sense

  7. I’ve never heard of them disclosing the actual location before, but every other asshat out there posts it on FB anyways.

  8. It is the law to disclose the area. These checkpoints are pretty much unconstitutional according to the 4th amendment.

  9. Alan Bingham Alan Bingham says:

    Yeah right, it will be set up on the wrong side of the road, catching people going to the mall, not from it! When it’s all said and done they will pick up one sober guy that didn’t get his interlock device installed yet, there will be three Mexicans driving without licenses who will get tickets and sent on their way.

    I think I’ll go out looking for it and then put my license in a ziplock baggy and lay it on my dash with that letter stating I refuse to answer any questions. Do some constitutional video taping for YouTube.

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