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California Highway Patrol to conduct DUI checkpoint in Kern County

Posted at 9:17 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 12:17:33-04

KERN COUNTY, Calif. — This weekend the California Highway Patrol will be looking out for impaired drivers and people driving without a license.

CHP is holding a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint Saturday somewhere in the unincorporated area of Kern County. It will start at 7 p.m. and is expected to last until 2 a.m. Sunday.

Officers say they'll be looking for drivers who get behind the wheel while impaired and those who are driving without a license or with a suspended license.

The CHP says over the last three years, nearly 3,000 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes.