The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint Sunday for St. Patrick’s Day.
That means both the CHP and Hollister Police Department will hold separate DUI checkpoints that day. The HPD this week also announced its plans for a DUI checkpoint Sunday.
The HPD checkpoint will be in Hollister, while the CHP checkpoint is planned for southern Santa Clara County.
Here is the announcement from the CHP:
The Hollister-Gilroy office of the California highway Patrol (CHP) will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Sunday, March 17, 2019, 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 Reduce Alcohol Impaired Driving(RAID).Funding for this grant is made possible through the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.