CHP conducts sobriety checkpoint on El Camino Around Town, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Nov 25, 2008 at 1:52 pm
The California Highway Patrol is conducting a sobriety checkpoint on El Camino Real in unincorporated San Mateo County Saturday night and early Sunday in an effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, November 23, 2008, 12:35 AM
Posted by Help me understand, a resident of the Menlo Park: University Heights neighborhood, on Nov 25, 2008 at 3:16 pm
I don't get it. I've never been stopped at a checkpoint, and don't know how they work. Are you required to stop? Do you have to take some sort of sobriety test? Has this been tested in court?
I'm really confused by the fact that they put out a statement letting people know where they will be. So they're warning people in advance that if they drink and drive, they should take another route home? I really can't understand what the point is. Any ideas?