The California Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Mount Shasta Police Department, plans to conduct a sobriety/driver license check point this Friday, Sept. 25, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the city of Mount Shasta.
The checkpoint will be staffed by CHP?and MSPD officers who are trained in the detection of alcohol and/or impaired drivers, according to a CHP?news release received on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Officers will be equipped with state-of-the-art hand-held breath testing devices that measure blood alcohol levels.
“Traffic volume permitting, all vehicles will be checked for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving unlicensed,” states Lieutenant Jeff Lee, the Mount Shasta Area CHP?commander. “Our objective is to send a clear message to those individuals that consider mixing alcohol or drugs and/or drive when unlicensed.”
Lee said, “All too often, members of our community are needlessly injured or killed from alcohol related accidents.” 
The news release did not state where the checkpoint would be set up. It did say that the goal of the checkpoint “is to ensure the safe passage of each and every motorist by targeting roadways where there is a high frequency of intoxicated or unlicensed drivers.”