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CHP Plans DUI Checkpoint Saturday Night

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI and driver license safety checkpoint on Saturday, Sept. 22, “somewhere within the incorporated area of the city of Madera,” according to Lt. Dave Paris, CHP’s Madera Area Commander.

Officers will patrol the surrounding area in search of drunk drivers attempting to evade the checkpoint, which will operate from 8 p.m. Saturday until 2 a.m. Sunday.“All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on our local roadways by intoxicated and unlicensed drivers,” Paris said.

The goal of the CHP is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting where there is a high frequency of intoxicated or unlicensed drivers, he said.

“A sobriety/driver license checkpoint is a proven effective tool for achieving this goal and is designated to augment existing patrol operations,” he said.

Paris said every vehicle that comes through the checkpoint will be checked “and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs can expect to be arrested.”

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