SJ Police to hold sobriety checkpoint

September 25, 2008 3:57:31 PM PDT
San Jose police will conduct a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint Friday night.

Officers will check to make sure drivers are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and that each has a valid license. If a driver is found in violation of any laws, he or she will be arrested.

Checkpoints are also a good preventive tool, police said. By publicizing efforts to cut down on drinking and driving, the department believes motorists can be deterred from driving under the influence.

Funding for the operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The checkpoint will be held from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. at an undisclosed location.