San Andreas, CA — Friday from 7:30pm until 11:30pm the Highway Patrol working in conjunction with the Angels Camp Police Department will conduct a D.U.I. checkpoint.
The sobriety checkpoint will be staffed by CHP officers and Angels Camp Police Department personnel trained in the detection of alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers. Certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, CHP Drug Recognition experts will be on site to provide an assessment of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with hand-held breath testing devices which provide an accurate measure of alcohol blood concentration of those suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Traffic volume permitting all vehicles will be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can be expected to be arrested and booked into the Calaveras County Jail.
The penalty for first-time offenders is approximately $10,000.
Written by Bill Johnson