The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Moorpark Area conducted a sobriety checkpoint in Moorpark, on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The checkpoint began at 10 p.m. on Saturday and concluded at 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. During the checkpoint there were 715 drivers screened. The screening consisted of drivers having a 30 to 60 second conversation with an officer through their vehicle’s open driver side window. Seven drivers were asked to park their cars, exit their vehicles, and participate in field sobriety tests. Of those seven drivers, two of them were placed under arrest for driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The goal of the CHP is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist. A sobriety checkpoint is a proven effective tool for achieving this goal and is designed to augment existing patrol operations. The CHP’s Moorpark Area would like to thank all motorists and local residents for their cooperation during the checkpoint. Lastly, in light of the upcoming Labor Day weekend, we would like to remind motorists not to drink and drive and to ensure that every occupant in their vehicle wear a seatbelt. Questions regarding the sobriety checkpoint may be directed to the CHP’s Moorpark Area Public Information Officer Marco Marin at (805) 553-0800.

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