The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Truckee Area will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, May 28, 2016, in the Town of Truckee.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Officers will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. The goal of Law Enforcement is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist. A sobriety checkpoint is a proven effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment existing patrol operations. “The intent of a Sobriety Checkpoint is to educate the public of the dangers of driving while under the influence. In these efforts the CHP tries to persuade the public to make the safest decision possible during a night out, and use the transportation provided to them by Placer County whether that be taking a taxi, designating a sober driver, taking TART or the Night Rider,” said Captain Ryan Stonebraker, Area Commander of CHP Truckee.
Captain Stonebraker emphasized, “Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Our objective is to send a clear message to those individuals that mixing alcohol and/or drugs while driving will not be tolerated. The CHP seeks to enhance highway safety by apprehending the impaired driver.”
Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the CHP by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a drunk driver, call 9-1-1.
Note: The sobriety checkpoint will be operated from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The media may contact the CHP Truckee Communications Center at (530) 582-7500 on May 28, 2016, between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. for the checkpoint location.
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