California Highway Patrol will be pulling people over Saturday to make sure they’re sober.
“Every year, members of our community are injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers,” said CHP Spokesperson Arturo Montiel.
“It is the department’s goal to use this enforcement tool to assist with the reduction of injury and fatal collisions that are caused by drunk drivers,” he added.
Montiel announced Thursday night that officers will be operating a sobriety checkpoint between 8 p.m and midnight on July 14, 2012. During a sobriety checkpoint, officers stop vehicles and talk to the drivers to see if they're sober. Often this inludes a visual and olfactory scan.
The exact location of Saturday's checkpoint will be announced later.