Whittier police plan DUI checkpoint

WHITTIER – Police are planning to check drivers for sobriety and valid driver’s licenses during a checkpoint Friday, officials said.
The checkpoint will be held from 7:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, Whittier police Sgt. Rob Hanson said in a written statement.
“Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment,” Hanson said. “Officers will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily.
Over the past three years in the Whittier Police Department’s jurisdiction, three people have died and 156 people have suffered injuries in DUI-related collisions, the sergeant said.
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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