CAUTION: CHP to Set Up DUI Checkpoints Saturday Night

To deter drunk driving, the California Highway Patrol will stop cars during a four-hour period at locations throughout the Peninsula and South Bay.


Don't drink and drive.

That's the simple message that the Redwood City Area Office of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) hopes to make clear on Saturday, July 14 with several checkpoints.

While the locations of the checkpoints have not yet been released, expect them to be anywhere in both the Peninsula and the South Bay areas from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

According to a CHP press release, "Members of our community are injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. It is the Department’s goal to use this enforcement tool to assist with the reduction of injury and fatal collisions that are caused by drunk drivers."

CHP suggests that people who plan to consume alcohol designate a driver.

Jennifer van der Kleut July 15, 2012 at 12:30 AM
CHP has released the location of tonight's DUI checkpoint - 92 West, just west of 280, near Crystal Springs Reservoir. Be careful and drive safe!
Charles Arthur July 15, 2012 at 01:40 AM
Roadblocks (checkpoints) don't work. They are neither practical for apprehending drunks nor deterring them. The research consistently shows this. A good summary regarding roadblocks can be viewed in this scholarly working paper from the Independent Institute. It outlines why patrolling always works better than roadblocks. Either click the link below or google HISTORY OF CHECKPOINTS AND INDEPENDENT.ORG. http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=3293
Troy July 15, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Drinkers just drive around the check points. But by all means, designate a sober driver or call a cab....


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