DUI checkpoint scheduled Friday night
BARSTOW • The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in the Barstow area Friday between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to a CHP news release.
The exact location will be announced Friday afternoon.
Authorities say the primary objective of the checkpoint is “to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist on our highways by targeting roads where there is a high frequency of drunk driving-related accidents and/or prior arrests.”
The checkpoint will be staffed by uniformed CHP officers equipped with hand-held blood alcohol testing devices, according to the news release.
If traffic permits, all drivers passing through the checkpoint will be screened, the news release states.
Those who have been drinking or exhibit signs of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be detained for further evaluation and field testing.
Drivers who are determined to be under the influence will be arrested and their vehicles will be towed, according to the news release.
Funding for the program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
For further information, call Barstow CHP Officer Donald Spiker at 760-255-8700.