Friday, March 13, 2009

St. Patricks Day DUI Checkpoint

The California Highway Patrol (CHP), North Sacramento Area, announces a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Sobriety Checkpoint to be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2009, in the unincorporated area of Sacramento County. The checkpoint will be setting up at approximately 10:30 p.m. and will be operational at 11:00 p.m., and is set to end at 3:15 a.m.

If there is inclement weather, the checkpoint will be canceled for safety reasons, and the officers will be assigned to roving DUI units.

Sobriety checkpoints will be staffed by CHP officers who are trained in the detection of alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers. CHP Drug Recognition Experts, certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will be on site to provide on the spot assessments of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with state of the art hand-held breath testing devices which provide an accurate measure of blood alcohol concentrations of suspected drunk drivers.

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