The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Truckee Area, in conjunction with the Town of Truckee Police Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, May 11, 2019, in Nevada County.
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. “By publicizing our efforts we believe that we can deter motorists from driving under the influence and hopefully persuade them to make the safest decision during a night out, whether that be taking a taxi or designating a sober driver,” said Lieutenant Matthew Tweed, Area Commander of CHP Truckee.
Lieutenant Tweed 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 Chico Communications Center at (530) 332-1200 on May 11, 2019, between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. for the checkpoint location.