Sobriety checkpoint in Inyo County this Saturday

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) Bishop Area will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Inyo County.


“All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers,” said Captain Timothy Noyes, Area Commander of the CHP’s Bishop Office.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. 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. “By publicizing our efforts we believe ti..t we can deter motorists from drinking while driving and/or driving while unlicensed,” Captain Noyes said.
Captain Noyes emphasized, “Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Our objective is to send a clear message to those individuals that mixing alcohol and/or drugs while driving will not be tolerated. The CHP seeks to enhance highway safety by apprehending the impaired driver.”

Funding for this checkpoint is provided to the CHP by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, reminding everyone to continue to work together to bring an end to these tragedies. If you see a drunk driver, call 9-1-1.




9 Responses to Sobriety checkpoint in Inyo County this Saturday

  1. Rick O'Brien April 23, 2015 at 6:50 pm #

    If the CHP really wanted to publicize this , they should have advertised in the LA TIMES. All the impaired drivers on THIS weekend will be the fishermen going north for the opener. And the ones they don’t get coming up will get checked again on the way home by the Fish & Game (wildlife)…right Chad ?

  2. Low-Inyo April 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm #

    Something is telling me someone’s,or more than one someone’s opening day of fishing season is gonna get messed up because he(or they) decided it’s O.K. to travel Hwy.395 drunk and/or high.And probably a local or two,even though CHP is telling of the upcoming check-point.And good for them if they do nail these offenders…If they had done that in Memphis,Tennessee back in September of 1971,a good chance I’d still have a big brother,killed in a motorcycle wreck,along with his passenger(just after they both graduated USMC basic training),by a drunk driver that ignored a stop-light and ran into the back of them.

  3. Trouble April 24, 2015 at 6:11 am #

    Welcome to Bishop!

  4. Low-Inyo April 24, 2015 at 11:34 am #

    Trouble;…So true….Look how it’s going to hurt the economy once SouCal travelers find out it’s not O.K. and accepted to drink and drive in Inyo County.

  5. biggame April 24, 2015 at 11:47 am #

    low inyo- you need to get out more

    • Low-Inyo April 25, 2015 at 4:28 am #

      biggame;…Not this weekend…

  6. Rick O'Brien April 24, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

    I’m pretty sure they’ll be another one (Check-point) at the 203 as you’re entering Mammoth, there have been in the past, AND as I’m looking at the webcam on 395 &203, I see 2 CHP vehicles already sitting there. Drive up, get your cabin or hotel room and THEN drink.

  7. chris April 24, 2015 at 4:29 pm #

    Based on the amount of beer rolling out of Von’s this afternoon, I hope our visitors stay in camp and not on the roads!

  8. John April 25, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

    It’s simple, don’t drink and drive!!!!!!! It does not matter where the check point is, who’s manning it or what time it is. DON”T drink and drive. Simple, simple, simple.


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