The California Highway Patrol has announced a sobriety and licensing checkpoint in unincorporated Napa County on Friday.
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Traffic levels permitting, all vehicles at the checkpoint site will be checked for drivers who may be under the influence of alcohol drugs, or driving without a license, according to CHP, which said in a statement that violators would have their vehicles towed.
The location of the checkpoint was not scheduled for release before 4 p.m. Friday, CHP’s Napa bureau said in a news release.
Funding for CHP checkpoints is provided by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
A prosecutor says that a commercial truck driver charged in the 2019 deaths of seven members of a Marine motorcycle club told police he caused the crash and wasn't looking, while his lawyer said it was the fault of the lead biker, who looked over his shoulder at his fellow riders moments beforehand. The prosecutor said Tuesday that 26-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy had taken heroin, fentanyl and cocaine on June 21, 2019, before the head-on crash along U.S. Route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire. Zhukovskyy's lawyer said the lead biker was drunk and came into contact with Zhukovskyy's truck first. Jurors visited the crash scene Monday and traced Zhukovskyy's route from an auto dealership in Gorham along U.S. Route 2 to the crash site in Randolph, about 10 miles away. Opening statements began Tuesday at state superior court in Lancaster. The motorcyclists who died June 21, 2019, were from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island and ranged in age from 42 to 62. They were part of a larger group that had just left a motel along the highway and were headed to an American Legion Post in Gorham to set up for an annual meeting. They were traveling east when they collided with the westbound truck, which was towing an empty flatbed trailer. Killed were Edward and Jo-Ann Corr, a couple from Lakeville, Massachusetts; Michael Ferazzi, of Contoocook, New Hampshire; Albert Mazza, of Lee, New Hampshire; Desma Oakes, of Concord, New Hampshire; Aaron Perry, of Farmington, New Hampshire; and Daniel Pereira, of Riverside, Rhode Island. In addition to the deaths, several bikers were injured. Zhukovskyy, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, has pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide, manslaughter, driving under the influence and reckless conduct. He has been in jail since the crash.
Photos: The Napa Valley Register's best photos of July
A musician blows on his Sousaphone Tuba during the annual 4th of July parade in Napa on Monday.
Erin Riley in one of the booths at her Be Bubbly lounge in downtown Napa.
Joeanne Hahn rides a mechanical bull during the Star Spangled Social in Calistoga on Sunday. The social featured events running through the day including a cornhole tournament, musical performances, a Makers' Fair and a family carnival.
A classic car makes its way past spectators lining the streets of downtown Napa during the annual 4th of July parade on Monday.
Lil Witten holds flag as she prepares for the start of the annual 4th of July parade through downtown Napa on Monday.
Al Brambrink tests a donated lamp at the Community Projects thrift store on Franklin Street in Napa. The store takes donations, sells them and donates the profits back to the community. They started in 1941 with Bundles for Britain. Community Projects is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year.
Kids line up before moving on to their next adventure at Connolly Ranch Education Center in Napa on Thursday.
A child swings on a tree swing at Connolly Ranch Education Center in Napa on Thursday.
Sean Parker of Mad Fritz is seen pouring beer during the 10th annual Napa Valley Beer Battle and BBQ, a fundraiser for the Napa Valley Education Foundation in St. Helena on Sunday. The event showcases craft beer from around the Bay Area.
People are seen at Tre Posti during the10th annual Napa Valley Beer Battle and BBQ, a fundraiser for the Napa Valley Education Foundation in St. Helena on Sunday. The event showcases craft beer and barbecue from around the Bay Area.
Hundred of SEIU local union members rally in front of the County Administration building in Napa on Tuesday.
Lucas Seifert, 8, fishes during Camp Di Rosa in Napa on Tuesday.
Linden Fowler works in the garden of his short-term rental property in Napa on Tuesday.
Daphne Birkmyer, author of the "Comfrey, Wyoming" series of novels, poses for a photograph with her dogs at her home in Napa.
Jezebel Vargas, 7 smiles as she holds a giant African millipede during the Insect Discovery Lab at the Napa County Library in downtown Napa on Wednesday.
An eastern lubber grasshopper is seen crawling on a child’s hand during the Insect Discovery Lab at the Napa County Library.
Susan James rides her horse Devann on Thursday through the equestrian area of Skyline Park, a piece of the park that is a proposed site for affordable housing in Napa County.
Teegan Estes, 9, is seen making jewelry from coins on his workbench at his home in Napa.
Steven Gingrass, 5, Travis Liu, 5, and Blake Liu, 5, sit in the cockpit of a 1946 Aeronca Chief airplane during a vintage aircraft display day Sunday at the Napa County Airport.
Program manager Christine Gonzales plays with Gaetano Lefler,7, and Madison Hughes, 6, during Camp Napa, a city of Napa Parks and Rec sponsored summer camp at Las Flores Community Center in Napa on Wednesday.
Kids are seen playing with a large beach ball during Camp Napa, a city of Napa Parks and Rec sponsored summer camp at Las Flores Community Center in Napa on Wednesday.
Jared Chrisco is hugged by Geo reentry staff after receiving his program completion certificate in Napa on Wednesday.
First-time home buyer Peter Chenaux checks on his chickens after returning to his home in Napa. One of the conditions for buying the home was that he and his wife Kelsey adopt the previous owner’s chickens.
Manager Hanzel Dingler, a manager at the recently opened ArBaretum bar in Napa, served a cocktail to guests.
Longtime bartender Mark Eggan is the founder of Wine Country Bartending.
Sunday's Día de la Familia celebration in downtown Napa featured performers such as Los Lupeños de San José. The Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation staged its annual festival this year after putting it on hold with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
Conchita Diaz dances to the sounds of Mi Tierra mariachi band during the Día de la Familia festival in Napa on Sunday.
Los Lupeños de San José performed during the Día de la Familia festival in Napa on Sunday.
American Canyon City Manager Jason Holley walks through a modular apartment in Watson Ranch, a housing and mixed-use development under construction, during a Tuesday tour of the site for city officials.
The presentation of the colors is seen during the 60th Mobile Air Wing change of command ceremony at Travis Air Force base in Fairfield on Wednesday. Outgoing commander Col. Corey Simmons will depart after 2 years in command giving way to Col. Derek Salami.
A member of the 60th Mobile Air Wing jogs through a hanger after the change of command ceremony at Travis Air Force base in Fairfield on Wednesday. Outgoing commander Col. Corey Simmons will depart after 2 years in command giving way to Col. Derek Salami.