California Highway Patrol officers will hold a DUI checkpoint Thursday in unincorporated Martinez, while Concord police will conduct a saturation patrol along a major arterial route the same day.

The CHP will conduct its checkpoint from 9 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday along Pacheco Boulevard. In addition to checking for possible intoxication, officers will be checking motorists for valid driver's licenses.

The Concord saturation patrol will be held along Clayton Road on Thursday, from downtown to Ygnacio Valley Road, as well as other major roads, police said.

Drivers caught speeding, running red lights, or talking on their cell phones without a handless device will be ticketed, as will anyone caught not wearing a seatbelt.




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