Police plan checkpoint in Whittier

WHITTIER — Police are planning to check drivers for sobriety and valid drivers licenses late Friday at a checkpoint.
The checkpoint will take place from 7:30 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location within Whittier, Whittier police officials said in a written statement.
As officers screen drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs if impairment and proper licensing, they will “strive to delay motorists only momentarily,” according to the police statement.
In the jurisdiction of the Whittier Police Department, which also includes Santa Fe Springs, “Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 3 lives and resulted in 100 injury crashes harming 156 of our friends and neighbors,” Sgt. Rob Hanson said.
Funding for Friday night’s checkpoint is being provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Anyone who spots a drunken driver on the road is encouraged to report it by calling 9-1-1.

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