CHP to conduct DUI/driver license checkpoint Friday

ANTELOPE VALLEY – The California High Patrol will be cracking down on impaired and unlicensed drivers in the Antelope Valley Friday.

“All drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can expect to be arrested and can count on spending the night in jail,” said Steve Urrea, commander of CHP’s Antelope Valley area. “Unlicensed drivers will have the vehicle they are driving impounded and will have enforcement action taken against them as well.”

According to a press release issued Tuesday, CHP officers will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011, in the Antelope Valley area.

Officers will be equipped with hand-held breath screening devices, which provide an accurate measure of blood alcohol concentration of suspected impaired drivers.

Unlicensed drivers will also be a focus of the checkpoint.

Suspended or revoked drivers are involved in four times more fatal collisions and six times more injury collisions than licensed drivers, making them one of the biggest threats to the motoring public, according to the CHP.

“The sobriety checkpoint will allow our assigned officers to evaluate drivers who drive through the established checkpoint and ensure their sobriety and license status,” said Urrea. “Our Department’s objective is to send a clear message to those considering mixing alcohol and/or drugs with driving or driving unlicensed– the California Highway Patrol will be keeping a watchful eye out for you.”

The checkpoint is funded by grant through the Office of Traffic Safety in Sacramento.

  7 comments for “CHP to conduct DUI/driver license checkpoint Friday

  1. John
    May 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    illegal aliens are cool they do a good job on my lawn better than hicks

  2. Matt S
    December 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm


    • Palmdale_Steve
      December 28, 2011 at 8:58 am

      Yes if you are driving a car, get stopped in a legal drunk driving checkpoint. It’s all Constitutional and does not violate the 4th Amendment in any way shape or form according to multiple court decisions.

      Our illegal alien invaders might just get inconvenienced by this legal checkpoint…too sad.

  3. Palmdale_Steve
    December 27, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    So will our illegal alien population get a pass on driving with no insurance, no drivers license and no registration? Maybe Camacho motors will help out.

    • Nikki
      December 27, 2011 at 6:53 pm

      Illegal immigrants are not getting a “pass”! It is simply unlawful in some cases to impound their cars for 30 days just because they do not have a CA drivers license! As you know, illegal immigrants cannot get a drivers license, however law enforcement still does not have a right to impound their cars for 30 days if stopped. Under California Vehicle Code, mandatory 30-day impounding is only for those with a suspended or revoked or drivers who’ve NEVER been issued a license of any kind. If someone is driving with a current license from another state or country (i.e. foreign license), the vehicle should NOT be impounded for 30 days. And if someone is present to drive the car, the vehicle should not be impounded at all. And what does Camacho motors have to do with it? That just makes you sound like a racist… [removed]!!

      • Palmdale_Steve
        December 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm



        Let’s see.

        No drivers license at all. Strike One
        No proof of insurance Strike Two
        No registration Strike Three

        Illegal aliens driving cars without all the required documents and required insurance should loose their cars, simple.

        Pretty simple stuff [removed]!

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