December 2, 2023
A CHP officer arrests a drunk driver. Courtesy CHP

The California Freeway Patrol introduced plans for a DUI checkpoint someplace within the metropolis limits of Carlsbad on Friday evening.

CHP officers can be joined by Carlsbad Police in stopping drivers to examine for alcohol or marijuana impairment in addition to correct licensing.

“Our goal is to ship a transparent message to people who take into account driving inebriated and/or medication: You may be caught, and your car can be towed away,” mentioned CHP Sgt. Mark Keyes.

Sobriety checkpoints are sometimes introduced upfront due to the deterrent impact on individuals who may drink or smoke to extra after which get behind the wheel.

Friday’s checkpoint honors two CHP officers who had been killed by drunk drivers within the Carlsbad space.

On Oct, 28, 2000, Officer Sean Nava was struck and killed by an impaired driver as he investigated a site visitors collision on Interstate 5. And on Aug. 12, 2001, Officer Stephen Linen was struck and killed by an impaired driver as he carried out an enforcement cease on Interstate 5 in Encinitas.