This information was provided by the Hollister-Gilroy California Highway Patrol (CHP) office.
The Hollister-Gilroy office of the CHP will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Saturday, April 21, within an unincorporated area of south Santa Clara County.
According to a press release by the 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 make use of preliminary alcohol screening devices to accurately analyze breath samples," the press release said. "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 checkpoint will send a clear message to the community that the CHP will not tolerate impaired driving and will promote awareness of the dangers of driving under the influence."
The sobriety checkpoint is made possible through the Statewide Impairment Reduction (SIR) grant and funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the NHTSA.