The California Highway Patrol plans a sobriety checkpoint on New Year’s Day.
Information signs will advise motorists when approaching a checkpoint that one is ahead. If you come upon a checkpoint, anticipate being diverted into the lane. Unimpaired motorists will be detained only a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint.
Sobriety checkpoints serve three major purposes: deterrence, removal of impaired drivers from the road, and education of the driving public.
The unspecified checkpoint location will be operated Thursday from 7:00 p.m. through 3:00 a.m.