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California Highway Patrol holding checkpoint Friday

Posted: 6:53 AM, May 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-24 17:41:43Z

California Highway Patrol will be holding a DUI and driver's license checkpoint on Friday.

The checkpoint will be held May 25 in an unincorporated area of eastern Kern County between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. The exact location will be chosen based on recent accidents and DUI arrests. 

Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment with officers checking drivers for proper licensing delaying motorists only momentarily.

When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving. Recent statistics reveal that 30 percent of drivers in fatal crashes had one or more drugs in their systems.

Funding for the checkpoint was provided to the California Highway Patrol by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.