Police plan checkpoint in El Monte

EL MONTE — Police are planning to hold a checkpoint this weekend to screen motorists for sobriety and valid drivers’ licenses.
The checkpoint is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. the following morning at an undisclosed location within the city, El Monte police officials said in a written statement.
Over the past three years, DUI drivers are blames for 66 injury crashes, harming 98 people, according to the police statement.
The checkpoint is being funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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