The California Highway Patrol is planning a DUI checkpoint in the unincorporated area of southern Santa Clara County on Friday, according to a press statement. That means there will be two DUI checkpoints in the area this weekend, with Hollister police planning one for Saturday.
According to the CHP:
The Hollister-Gilroy office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Friday, August 31, 2018, within an unincorporated area of south Santa Clara County.
CHP officers who are trained in the detection of alcohol and drug impaired drivers will staff the sobriety checkpoint. A CHP Drug Recognition Expert, certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be on site to provide assessments of any drivers suspected of drug use. Officers will have use of preliminary alcohol screening devices to accurately analyze breath samples.
Drivers passing through the checkpoint will be checked for impairment and arrested if determined to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The checkpoint will send a clear message to the community that the CHP will not tolerate impaired driving and will promote awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence.
This sobriety checkpoint is made possible through a grant known as Statewide Impairment Reduction (SIR). Funding for this grant is made possible through the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.