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Eastern Sierra News for June 19, 2024

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2024

SOBRIETY AND DRIVER’S LICENSE CHECKPOINT

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bridgeport Area has scheduled a driving under the
influence (DUI) and driver license safety checkpoint on June 8, 2024, in Mono County. Funding
for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The purpose of a sobriety checkpoint is to
deter impaired driving, remove impaired drivers from the roadways, and educate the public
regarding the dangers of impaired driving.

Unfortunately, impaired driving remains a major traffic safety issue. “All too often, members of
our community are senselessly injured or killed on our local roadways by intoxicated drivers,”
said Lieutenant Mike Ritter, CHP Bridgeport 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/driver license checkpoint is a proven
effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment existing patrol operations.
In an effort to reduce impaired driving, the CHP employs sobriety checkpoints to raise awareness
and remove impaired drivers from the roadway. Please, don’t become a statistic. Always plan
ahead and designate a sober driver.

Note: The sobriety checkpoint will be operated from 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. The media may
contact the CHP Bishop Communications Center at (760) 872-5900 June 8, 2024, after 5:00 p.m.
for the specific checkpoint location.