CHP plans DUI checkpoint in Hemet Valley

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, California – The California Highway Patrol (CHP) San Gorgonio Pass Area will be deploying a DUI checkpoint in an undisclosed location of the Hemet / San Jacinto Valley area on Friday, March 25, 2022, from 8PM to 2AM.

The sobriety checkpoint will be conducted by numerous CHP Officers who are highly
trained in the detection of alcohol and / or drug impaired drivers. Officers will also be
equipped with handheld breath testing devices which provide an accurate measure of
blood-alcohol concentration of suspected drunk drivers. Offenders will be processed at the checkpoint and booked at either the Southwest Detention Facility or the Larry D. Smith Detention Facility.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic
Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The media is encouraged to attend the checkpoint in an effort to spread awareness about
the impacts of drinking and driving. For further information, the exact location of the
checkpoint and/or questions, please contact Public Information Officer Jason Montez at
(916) 407-7511.

Please note that the exact location of the event will not be disclosed until two hours prior to the event start time.

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