In an effort to combat the losses caused by impaired driving, the Santa Cruz Area CHP and the Capitola Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint from Friday at 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday on 41st Avenue east of Capitola Road.
The goal is to use this enforcement tool to assist with the reduction of injury and fatal collisions caused by impaired drivers.
The funding for this checkpoint was made available by the Office of Traffic Safety Grant, Impaired Driving Enforcement and Apprehension (I.D.E.A) II grant #AL1384.
The CHP reminds the motoring public to designate a driver if they happen to allow any substance which may impair safe driving to be part of their day.
Remember to always wear your seatbelt; it is your best defense against impaired drivers.