Police plan checkpoints Friday and Saturday in El Monte

EL MONTE — El Monte police plan to screen drivers for sobriety and valid licenses during checkpoints over the coming weekend.
The checkpoints are scheduled to be held at undisclosed locations within El Monte Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., El Monte police officials said in a written statement.
Officers will strive to delay motorists only momentarily, officials added.
As always, members of the public are encouraged to report drunken drivers on the roadways by calling 9-1-1.
Funding for the checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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