CHP to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Bishop

News release

The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety checkpoint, on Friday, September 1, 2017 on US-395 at the southern city limits of Bishop,” Captain Timothy Noyes, Bishop Area Commander, said Monday.

Sobriety checkpoints will be staffed by California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officers who are trained in the detection of alcohol and/or drug impaired drivers. CHP Drug Recognition Experts, certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will be on site to provide on-the-spot assessments of drivers suspected of drug use. The officers will also be equipped with state of the art hand-held breath testing devices which provide an accurate measure of blood alcohol concentrations of suspected drunk drivers.

Each year, members of our community are needlessly maimed and killed on our roads. Our goal is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting roads where there is a high frequency of drunk driving. A sobriety checkpoint is an effective tool for achieving this goal and designed to augment exiting patrol operations. By publicizing our efforts we believe that we can deter motorists from drinking and driving,” said Captain Noyes.

Captain Noyes emphasized, “Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked and drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs can expect to be arrested. Our objective is to send a clear message to those considering mixing alcohol and/or drugs with driving, the California Highway Patrol will be keeping a watchful eye out for you.”

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Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago

….should have said yes,if the little ole’ lady is drunk….should they give DUI-mulligans to those that are old and maybe coming home from a church function ?

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago

Trouble….yes….

Trouble
Trouble
4 years ago

So it’s ok with you for the chp to pull grandma over for doing nothing wrong and drilling here on the glass of wine she had at church with her friends in Big pine?

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago

Jeez,Russ….take it easy…talk about drunk driving carnage,let me sometime show you the police report and diagrams of what a drunk driver did to my Brother and the passenger he had on his motorcycle,both dead on the highway….while the driver of the car walked with no convictions because his family was… Read more »

Russ Monroe
Russ Monroe
4 years ago

When every citizen is stopped and searched(visual or otherwise) it is blanket search. Blanket search is specifically forbidden by the constitution. The check points are a crime against us all. So Wayne, why don’t you tell ME about the effects of drunk driving? Go back and read my response to… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago

Trouble….the “trouble ” with you is you see anything and everything as infringing on your “rights “….me,doesn’t bother me a bit to get to a check-point,delay me a couple minutes,and then on my merry way….unless,of course, I’m drunk and driving,and putting others lives in danger…I can remember you long ago… Read more »

dont tread on me
dont tread on me
4 years ago

Probable cause of the fourth amendment of the united states constitution. The rights of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated. I guess you could argue that pulling you over for no reason is not unreasonable.

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago

don’t tread on me, US Supreme Court has ruled that DUI checkpoints are not unconstitutional in a split decision. There are states where dui checkpoints are not allowed though.

dont tread on me
dont tread on me
4 years ago

Tinner your right, no one is asking us to give up are civil rights. They are taking them without asking. Probable cause , search and siezure. Those are some pretty big rights that are disapearing.

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago

don’t tread on me, please name one Constitutional right that has disappeared.

Trouble
Trouble
4 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

The forth and fifth rights. Self incrimination and search and seizure rights to start with. Most of you think our rights stop at number two. Which is being washed away in the name of public safety also. Please reply?

Russ Monroe
Russ Monroe
4 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

I agree Trouble.

Seriously, again?
Seriously, again?
4 years ago

Clearly an attempt to target Burners. “As traffic volume permits” aka we’ll only pull over RVs with fuzzy bicycles on the back. Is that considered fair enough evidence for reasonable suspicion? I saw so many burners driving through town over the past week getting gas, buying bread, hanging out in… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago

Plus it’s Labor Day which has always resulted in an increased highway deaths resulting from the increased number of cars, trucks and rv’s on the road combined with the celebratory mood of the people.

INYOFACE
INYOFACE
4 years ago

I hope these good Officers of the CHP are also on the look out for the Marijuana Impaired Drivers.

Trouble
Trouble
4 years ago

This one pisses me off. You guys act like I’m to blame for someone else’s actions and worse because I refuse to use public safety as a excuse to give up my civil rights.

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble, nobody is asking anyone to “give up” their civil rights.
Sometimes life requires sacrifice and flexibility for the greater good.
I suppose you have to care about the greater good for that to mean anything.
Are you an only child?

Trouble
Trouble
4 years ago
Reply to  Tinner

Tinner, as you can see I totally disagree with you on this one. But I’m glad we can all practice our fear speech here, without fear of being pulled over and falsely being questioned and acused!

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble, fake fear.

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
4 years ago

I thought the idea was to get the Burners on their way home, when they’re all hungover and tired after dancing around naked for a week in alkali dust !

Rick O'Brien
Rick O'Brien
4 years ago
Reply to  Rick O'Brien

I guess most of you aren’t aware of the Pagan Ritual going on in the Northern Nevada Blackrock Desert and to get there , a good percentage of the “BURNERS” have to travel through Inyo/Mono Counties to get there. Hence, the CHP roadblock , suspecting that some “burners” have been… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
4 years ago

Say what you want about me, but the truth is even police realize they are supposed to have probable cause to pull people over. The Nazi used the same tatics . I like freedom and civil rights.Some people seem to think it’s ok to give up their freedoms in the… Read more »

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect. Remain close to the Great Spirit. Show great respect for your fellow beings. Work together for the benefit of humankind. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed. Do what you know to be right. Look after the well-being of mind and… Read more »

Wilderbeast
Wilderbeast
4 years ago

Yeah….that’s the ticket. Don’t roll down your window. Be sure to report how successful your strategy was.

Buzz Killington
Buzz Killington
4 years ago

Take a ziplock bag and hang out of your driver side window displaying your driver’s license, insurance card and registration and this flyer that reads I will remain silent, comply with state law but am not opening my window….
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago

Buzz, if you are cited for something as minor as a license plate light out or no front license plate or tires with less than 2/32″ of tread, you will still need to sign the fix it ticket. And if you leave your weed in the ziplock bag along with… Read more »

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago

Buzz….if you think those actions and strategy are gonna work,what you should do is drive around the outskirts of Bishop September 1st,find the check-point and head for it….wait your turn,do what you suggest and say to do….and report back on this site,let us know how it turned out for you..

Donald Salac
Donald Salac
4 years ago

Best bet would be to set up Monday afternoon. Home bound traffic is notorious for their lack of sobriety. When I lived in Mammoth my week end theory was, assume everyone on the road was drunk, lost or stupid and you would be right most of the time. I think… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
4 years ago
Reply to  Donald Salac

Donald, as far as I’m concerned, it’s name callers like you that gave us our new fearless leader. Good job!

Donald Salac
Donald Salac
4 years ago

Low-Inyo Trouble has an addiction. He likes to stir the pot. He probably does not believe in 90% of his replies, but really enjoys pissing people off. Stop responding. He is the reason Facebook, Twitter, etc. exist. Quit responding and most of the A**holes in this world will shut up.… Read more »

Roy
Roy
4 years ago

Trouble, how many dead and mangled bodies have you pulled out of vehicles from accidents caused by drivers under the influence…

Trouble
Trouble
4 years ago
Reply to  Roy

Roy, how many people have you pulled over only because you didn’t like them?

Tinner
Tinner
4 years ago
Reply to  Trouble

Trouble, I’ve often wondered why people think that of police, could you please explain why you would honestly think a cop would pull somebody over ONLY because they didn’t like them?

Low-Inyo
Low-Inyo
4 years ago

I wonder what my nemesis,”Trouble” is gonna say about this one…..myself,glad they’re doing it,and IMO should do more of them,and not only on holiday week-ends,but not announcing they plan the check-points or where they will be…coming from someone that lost my 18 year old Brother to a drunk driver many… Read more »

Trouble
Trouble
4 years ago

These guys sound like programmed robots. Never mind, they are.