Patch.com reports the California Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI checkpoint in Southwest Riverside County on Friday, August 25.
Thursday’s announcement comes from the CHP’s Temecula Area office; however, the law enforcement agency declined to disclose the time or location where the checkpoint would be conducted.
Motorists in the checkpoint area will see informal signs advising them of the upcoming checkpoint. Once drivers are diverted into the lane, the CHP says that drivers will only be detained for a few moments.
The CHP said that all vehicles and driver’s licenses will be screened if traffic volume permits.
While there is nothing wrong with getting together and celebrating with friends, especially after a long work week, CHP officials advise the public that operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be dangerous or even deadly.
“The CHP would like to remind the motoring public to always designate a driver,” the agency said. “Having a sober driver is the safest thing to do.”
Intoxication can occur not only under the influence of alcohol but also marijuana, some prescription drugs, or drugs that are available over the counter.
Even a first-time DUI charge can result in $13,500 in fines and penalties and a suspended or revoked license for a year.