Sobriety checkpoint in honor of two CHP officers killed in line of duty by drunk drivers

CARLSBAD (KUSI) – A sobriety checkpoint operation will be conducted Saturday by the California Highway Patrol and the Carlsbad Police Department, officials said.

The checkpoint is named in honor of two CHP Oceanside area officers who were killed by drunken drivers, the CHP said in a press release.

On Oct. 28, 2000, CHP Officer Sean Nava was struck and killed by an impaired driver as he investigated a traffic collision on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad.

On Aug. 12, 2001, CHP Officer Stephen Linen was struck and killed by an impaired driver as he conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 5 in Encinitas.

During Saturday evening’s operation, vehicles will be checked for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The location of the checkpoint is undisclosed.

A grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety is paying for the operation.

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