March 24, 2016 (OCEANSIDE-CHP) The California Highway Patrol (CHP), Oceanside Area, will conduct a driving under the influence (DUI) and driver license safety checkpoint on Friday, March 25, 2016, somewhere within the unincorporated area of Valley Center.
“All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on our local roadways by intoxicated or unlicensed drivers,” said Captain Amy Mangan, CHP Oceanside Area Commander. The goal of the CHP is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting roads where there is a high frequency of intoxicated or unlicensed drivers. A sobriety and driver license checkpoint is a proven effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment existing patrol operations.
Captain Mangan emphasized, “Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or driving unlicensed. Our objective is to send a clear message to those individuals who consider driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or while unlicensed, you will be caught and your vehicle will be towed away.”
Funding for this program is provided from a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.