A sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in El Dorado County on March 16.
The checkpoint will set up around 8 p.m., a press release from Officer Quinn Cuthbertson of the CHP announced. It will continue throughout the evening.
Officers will control traffic in order to evaluate the sobriety of drivers, check licenses and hand out literature concerning drinking and driving. There will also be roving patrols of CHP officers.
The goal of the checkpoint is to “provide a safe motoring experience for everyone,” said Sgt. Rick Marshall. “Historically, the number of driving under the influence-related traffic collisions rise during the summer season. We hope that this proactive approach to DUI education will help to lower the DUI traffic collisions in El Dorado County. One of the best options for those who partake in alcoholic beverages is the Designated Driver Program. It works for everyone.”