AZUSA: DUI Checkpoint Coming August 5

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The California Highway Patrol will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Friday August 5, a CHP official said.

The checkpoint will take place in an unincorporated area near Azusa on Friday beginning at 9 p.m. CHP officers trained to detect impaired drivers will staff the checkpoint, as well as use handheld breath test devices to measure the blood alcohol content of suspected DUI drivers.

Steve Urrea, Captain with the CHP Baldwin Park Office, said that checkpoints tend to reduce the frequency of DUI drivers, though arrests do not arise, due to the psychological factor involved.

Funding for the checkpoint is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.