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DUI checkpoint set for Saturday night in Truckee

Staff report

Drinking and driving is never a winning combination.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — California Highway Patrol and Truckee Police officers will conduct a DUI checkpoint the evening of Saturday, Sept. 3, within town of Truckee limits.

According to a statement Wednesday from the CHP-Truckee office, the checkpoint will be operated from 8 p.m. Sept. 3 to 1 a.m. Sept. 4 at an undisclosed location.

Officers will contact drivers passing through for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment, according to CHP, and officers will strive to delay motorist only momentarily.

"The intent of this particular checkpoint is to ensure that our roadways stay safe for both our tourists and our locals over this extremely busy holiday weekend," said Capt. Ryan Stonebraker, Area Commander of CHP-Truckee. "The CHP encourages the public to take alternate modes of transportation when engaging in a night out on the town, whether that be taking a taxi, the bus, or a ride share program."

Funding for the checkpoint is provided to 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," Stonebraker said. "The objective is to create safer roadways throughout the Truckee Tahoe area by apprehending the impaired driver."