CHP announces details of Aug. 15 DUI checkpoint


The Hollister-Gilroy office of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI and driver license checkpoint in San Martin from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Aug. 15.

The checkpoint will take place on westbound Masten Avenue at Manna Way, according to a press release from the CHP. 

CHP officers trained in the detection of alcohol and drug impaired drivers will staff the sobriety checkpoint, according to the release. 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 or drugs, police said.

This checkpoint is funded by a grant known as Alcohol Enforcement, Reduction, and Traffic Safety (ALERTS), authorities said. Funding for this grant is made possible through the California Office of Traffic Safety through the NHTSA.


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