California Highway Patrol DUI Watsonville Checkpoint Announcement

Watsonville, CA…In an effort to combat the losses caused by impaired driving, the Santa Cruz Area CHP will be conducting a DUI checkpoint to aggressively seek those who choose to drive under the influence. It is CHP’s goal to use this enforcement tool to assist with the reduction of injury and fatal collisions caused by impaired drivers. Media is welcome and invited to come to the checkpoint.

The funding for this checkpoint was made available by the Office of Traffic Safety Grant, Impaired Driving Enforcement and Apprehension (I.D.E.A) II grant #AL1384.

CHP reminds the motoring public to designate a driver if they happen to allow any substance which may impair safe driving to be part of their day. Remember to always wear your seatbelt; it is your best defense against impaired drivers.

The exact location of the checkpoint will be made available on the day of the checkpoint. The media may contact CHP dispatch at 831 796-2160 for the location of the checkpoint.

DATE: Saturday, August 31 2013
TIME: 10:00 PM to 04:00 AM
LOCATION: Unincorporated Watsonville area