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CHP planning DUI checkpoint in Truckee for Saturday, May 28

Staff report

TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee branch of the California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, May 28, officials announced Wednesday.

The exact location will not be revealed, only that it will take place within the town of Truckee, according to CHP. It will operate from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Officers will contact drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.

"Officers will strive to delay motorists only momentarily," according to a CHP news release. "The goal … is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist. A sobriety checkpoint is a proven effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment existing patrol operations."

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

"Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs," CHP-Truckee Capt. Ryan Stonebraker said in a statement. "Our objective is to send a clear message to those individuals that mixing alcohol and/or drugs while driving will not be tolerated.

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"The CHP seeks to enhance highway safety by apprehending the impaired driver."

CORRECTION

This story has been updated from an earlier version to indicate that CHP-Truckee will be the only entity running the checkpoint.

Initially, CHP reported in its press release to media that the Placer County Sheriff’s Office would participate. A fresh press release issued later Wednesday corrected that.

The Sun regrets publishing the wrong information.