INDIO, Calif. -

The California Highway Patrol will operate a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday night in the Coachella Valley.

The checkpoint is scheduled to be in operation from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location. It is aimed at reducing the number of alcohol-related accidents, according to CHP Officer Joe Zagorski.

He said the CHP believes that checkpoints tend to reduce the number of drinking drivers on the road "even though arrest totals do not rise dramatically."