DUI checkpoint on Saturday in South Lake Tahoe
April 23, 2009
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE ” The California Highway Patrol will conduct a joint sobriety checkpoint with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department on Saturday, April 25.
The checkpoint will be located on Highway 50 between Fairway Avenue and Herbert Avenue in South Lake Tahoe, said Lt. Timothy Malone, CHP’s South Lake Tahoe area commander.
The sobriety checkpoint will be staffed by CHP and SLTPD officers who are trained in the detection of alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers, Malone said.
“Each year members of our community are needlessly maimed or killed on our roads. Our goal is to insure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting roads where there is a high frequency of drunk driving,” Malone said in a press statement. “A sobriety checkpoint is an effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment existing patrol operations. By publicizing our efforts we believe that we can deter motorists from drinking and driving.”
Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can expect to be arrested and spend the night in the county jail, Malone said.
“Our objective is to send a clear message to those considering mixing alcohol and/or drugs with driving,” he said.