MARTINEZ, CA – The Contra Costa Area office of the California Highway Patrol will be conducting a “Sobriety Checkpoint” starting on Thursday, December 28 in an unincorporated area of Contra Costa County.
This safety event will be conducted from 9PM to 3AM.
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. In addition, officers will conduct driver’s license checks on motorists stopped at the checkpoint.
The event is part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.”
As of 4:00 pm Tuesday, the CHP reported on Social Media that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs continues to be a problem on our roadways. During the Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP), 917 people were arrested for DUI, up from 621 during the 2016 Christmas MEP. Please stay safe, always designate a sober driver.