It has been announced that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be conducting sobriety checkpoints in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. The checkpoints will take place on Thursday June 24th and Friday June 25th and will begin at 8:30 PM and last until 2:30 AM on Saturday. During that time period, officers will be on the lookout for those who are driving under the influence (DUI).
Police say that on Thursday and Friday, drivers will notice that signs are posted advising them that a sobriety checkpoint is ahead. Drivers will be stopped by police for a few minutes while officers explain the purpose of the sobriety checkpoint.
Officers report that the goal of the sobriety checkpoint is to create awareness amongst drivers about the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Another goal is to arrest those who are drunk driving and reduce the number of DUI offenders on Los Angeles roads.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence, now is the time to contact Okabe & Haushalter and discuss your charges with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney.