The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Westminster Area, will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) and driver license checkpoint on July 29, 2017, within an unincorporated area of Orange County.
All too often, members of the community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by intoxicated drivers. The CHP’s goal is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting roads where there is a high frequency of intoxicated drivers.
A sobriety/driver license checkpoint is a proven effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment existing patrol operations. Drivers found to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can expect to be placed under arrest. Drivers who are unlicensed or have had their driving privileges suspended, will be cited and could
have their vehicles towed.
By publicizing our efforts, we hope to deter motorists from drinking and driving and driving without a valid driver license.
Funding for this program was provided from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Safety Administration.
NOTE: A press release detailing the exact location of this checkpoint will be sent out on Saturday, July 29, 2017, no sooner than 2 hours prior to the start of the checkpoint.
This article was released by the California Highway Patrol.