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Sobriety Checkpoint In Unincorporated Martinez Friday Night

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Announcement released today, Thursday, by CHP Officer Brandon Correia:

The Contra Costa Area office of the California Highway Patrol will be conducting another “Sobriety Checkpoint” on Friday, July 29, 2016 in an unincorporated area of Martinez.  This safety event will be conducted from 9PM to 3AM.  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.  In addition, officers will conduct driver’s license checks on motorists stopped at the checkpoint.

The event is part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.  Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.” In addition to this press release, we will use our CHP-Contra Costa Facebook and CHP-Contra Costa Twitter pages to provide messaging to encourage the use of occupant restraints, adherence to the speed limit, and sober driving.


  1. I’ve never quite understood why sobriety checkpoints are shared in advance by police departments.

    Catch as many as can be caught!

  2. It’s required by law that police must provide advance notice to the public. They’re not required to disclose the specific location.

  3. Waste of money; ineffective; unwarranted encroachment of freedom. But overtime pay for cops and “feels good,” so practice persists. Sigh.

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