The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) safety checkpoint on Thursday July 3, 2014, somewhere within the unincorporated area of San Bernardino County.
“All too often, members of our community are senselessly
injured or killed on our local roadways by intoxicated or unlicensed drivers,”
said Captain Glen Dominguez, CHP San Bernardino Area Commander.
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.
Captain Dominguez emphasized, “traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or driving unlicensed. Our objective is to send a clear message to those individuals that consider driving and mixing alcohol or drugs, or drive when unlicensed, you will be caught.”
Funding for this program was provided from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
--Information submitted to Patch by the CHP