DUI checkpoint near South Lake Tahoe planned for Saturday
California Highway Patrol intends to conduct a sobriety checkpoint Saturday evening near South Lake Tahoe.
CHP announced its plans for the checkpoint earlier this week. Officers will be monitoring for motorists driving under the influence.
The checkpoint will start in unincorporated El Dorado County around 8 p.m. It will continue until approximately 2 a.m.
The sobriety checkpoint will be staffed by a team of CHP officers who will be controlling traffic, evaluating driver’s sobriety and distributing literature on the dangers of drinking and driving. Driver license checks will be conducted, and appropriate enforcement action will be taken, according to CHP.
The checkpoint is weather dependent. If it is canceled due to inclement weather, CHP will be assigned to roving DUI patrol.
The sobriety checkpoint’s exact location will be released two hours prior to the implementation of the checkpoint.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Traffic Safety Administration, according to CHP.