Sacto 9-1-1
September 8, 2011
DUI checkpoint, patrols planned Saturday in El Dorado County

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint and roving patrols in El Dorado County on Saturday night as part of an effort to keep impaired drivers off the road.

The checkpoint, staffed by CHP officers, will be set up about 8 p.m. and will continue throughout the evening, according to a news release. Officers will control traffic at the checkpoint to evaluate drivers' sobriety, check drivers' licenses and hand out literature warning of the dangers of drinking and driving.

CHP officers also will be assigned to roving patrols in the checkpoint area to seek out motorist who are driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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