Tallahassee, FL - This evening, the Tallahassee Police Department will be hosting two safety and sobriety checkpoints in the Tallahassee area.
The first checkpoint will run from 9:00pm to 10:00pm and will be in the 1100 block of Thomasville Road. This checkpoint will be dedicated to the late Sgt. Glenn Edrington of the Capitol Police. Sgt. Edrington was killed in a traffic crash in Crawfordville on 9/26/12 while riding his motorcycle.
He was a member of the Leon County DUI Strike Force representing the Capitol Police and was a strong proponent of DUI enforcement in our area. His presence at local checkpoints and Strike Force meetings will be missed.
The second checkpoint will be in the 2500 block of West Tharpe Street from 11:30pm-12:30am.
This checkpoint will be dedicated to the late Samuel "Brooks" Rogers. Brooks was the designated driver on 10/30/11 when his vehicle was struck by an impaired driver.
Brooks lost his life that night. Brooks' family will be on site providing helpful information and incentive items for those who are found in the checkpoint to be using a designated driver.
The purpose of the checkpoints are to detect drivers who are too impaired to operate a motor vehicle, detect vehicles with faulty equipment, and those operating a vehicle without a driver’s license.
The checkpoints will be well marked by signage, marked patrol vehicles, and uniformed officers. The checkpoints are designed to have a minimal impact on traffic flow and to save lives.