San Andreas, CA – On Saturday, July 12 the San Andreas CHP conducted a Sobriety and Driver License Checkpoint on Hwy 49 in Angels Camp. Between the hours of 7:00 pm and 1:00 am a total of 424 vehicles were screened. No arrest were made for Driving Under the Influence but 1 person was driving on a suspended driver’s license.
According to the CHP website sobriety checkpoint operations began in 1984. The CHP website states; “Sobriety checkpoint operations increase the public’s awareness of the hazards of drinking and driving and, in many cases, serve as a deterrent to those drivers who may otherwise drive impaired.” The CHP recently began to include the checking of driver licenses at checkpoints to further deter unlicensed drivers.
California law makes it illegal to drive with 0.08 or greater percent blood alcohol concentration, 0.04 percent for commercial vehicle drivers, and the 0.01 percent or ‘zero-tolerance’ limit for drivers under 21 years of age.
Last year a similar checkpoint was conducted with a similar outcome.