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The California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County on Friday, June 15.

The checkpoint will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. and conclude at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018.

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 D.U.I. 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 C.H.P. will apprehend D.U.I. drivers who fail to heed our 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 5th or 10th vehicle, in order to assure objectivity.

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

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15 Comments

  1. Kelly R Axen says:

    Why are they posting that there doing these to let people know ahead of time? Doesn’t that counter the point of these?

    • If it prevents people from drinking and driving, isn’t that the overall point?

    • Kelly R Axen says:

      Janet I had to call 911 last week on a local resident that was driving by intoxicated. If they people know ahead of time then they will be safe for one day then get loose the next. It’s better to catch them unaware I think. ?‍♀️

    • Well I think I heard legally they have to make it known that there’s gonna be a check point, they just don’t have to tell you where it’s gonna be in The Valley. Legally they have to put the sign at a turn around point so you have the opportunity to turn around too! But they do have an officer sitting right by the turn around point so you know they’re gonna check those drivers!

    • Kelly R Axen says:

      Cheri Oh I didn’t realize that. ?

  2. It really doesn’t make a difference When you’re drunk you’re not going to remember that there is a checkpoint pre-advertised

  3. Robyn Moore says:

    I think we could do without what appears to be a bloody sign. California has the second highest fatalities in the country , yet penalties are a joke.

  4. Well I think I heard legally they have to make it known that there’s gonna be a check point, they just don’t have to tell you where it’s gonna be in The Valley. Legally they have to put the sign at a turn around point so you have the opportunity to turn around too! But they do have an officer sitting right by the turn around point so you know they’re gonna check those drivers!

  5. Surprised it’s not on Saturday for Boots & Brews? Ubers best day of the year!

  6. KJ Slo says:

    Don’t drink and drive folks. Get a taxi, Lyft, or Uber, or designate a sober driver. Take care.

  7. Jason Webber says:

    No more catch and release

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