Police / Fire

CHP Checkpoint planned for Friday, Dec. 27

CHP will be having a sobriety checkpoint in the unincorporated area of southern Santa Clara County.

This notice was provided by the California Highway Patrol and updated when location of checkpoint was released.

The Hollister-Gilroy California Highway Patrol
(CHP) office will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Friday, December 27, 2019, westbound Masten Avenue at Manna Way, within south Santa Clara County, beginning at approximately 7:00 PM and ending at approximately 3:00 AM.

CHP officers who are trained in the detection of alcohol and drug impaired drivers
will staff the sobriety checkpoint. A CHP Drug Recognition Expert, certified by
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), will be on site to
provide assessments of any drivers suspected of drug use. Officers will have use
of preliminary alcohol screening devices to accurately analyze breath samples.

Drivers passing through the checkpoint will be checked for impairment and
arrested if determined to be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The CHP news release states,”The checkpoint will send a clear message to the community that the CHP will not tolerate impaired driving and will promote awareness of the danters of driving under the influence.”

This sobriety checkpoint is made possible through a grant known as California
Impaired Driving Reduction (CA-IDR). Funding for this grant was provided by
the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration.



BenitoLink Staff