Sebastopol police Thursday will hold a drunken driving checkpoint in town.

Police officials announced the coming checkpoint Tuesday morning, wanting to alert drivers of the added presence in hopes they'll be smart and drive sober.

The location of the checkpoint won't be announced in advance, but typically they are held on major routes and last from evening until early the next morning.

All Sonoma County law enforcement agencies have increased drunken driving patrols through the lengthy holiday run.

Sebastopol police will hold multiple checkpoints during the season, according to Sebastopol traffic Officer David Harston.