Local CHP officers will staff a DUI/driver's license checkpoint this weekend in Southwest Riverside County, it was announced Thursday.
The operation will be held a at an undisclosed location in the area, on Saturday, April 12, according to CHP Officer Nathan Baer.
"Motorists approaching the checkpoint will see
informational signs advising them that a checkpoint is ahead," Baer said. "Once diverted into the lane, motorists will
be detained only a few moments while an officer explains the purpose of the
checkpoint and checks their driver license."
Baer said that, statically, young adults, males, and those driving at night have the "greatest risk" of being involved in a DUI-related crash.
He added that anyone who suspects a drunk driver is on the roadway, should call 911.
"Callers should be prepared to provide
dispatchers a description of the vehicle, its location, and direction of travel," he said.