TPD Sobriety and Safety Checkpoint on Oct. 25

By: TPD Release
By: TPD Release

Tallahassee, Florida - October 25, 2011 -

This evening, the Tallahassee Police Department will be hosting a safety checkpoint in the Tallahassee area. The checkpoint will run from 9:00p.m. to 10:30p.m. and will be held in the 300 Block of East 5th Avenue.

The purpose of the checkpoint is 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.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Tally on Oct 26, 2011 at 06:29 AM
    I know of at least one very nice vehicle which now belongs to the State of Florida. This would be due to a drunk driver avoiding a DUI Check location. Thank you FHP for getting & keeping them off the road.
  • by anon on Oct 26, 2011 at 06:20 AM
    What do they need checkpoints for now? It's ok to drink and drive now, they'll just call someone to pick you up. Thanks Willie.
  • by hrumph on Oct 25, 2011 at 06:20 PM
    Go on FSU campus and ticket the idiot people jaywalking. They act like 3 year olds. They walk into your car, in front of your car, and never even blink. If this is the pick of the liter for our college ready kids, they are freaking morons and we need to kick them out of school for being stupid. Make the ticket cost lots of money. It's better than killing them which I almost did the other day because they kept walking into the path of my car as if they owned the streets on campus.
  • by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 at 05:44 PM
    Too bad these have to be announced.
  • by Tim Location: Tally on Oct 25, 2011 at 04:30 PM
    Most of these comments confirm that Tallahassee is LOADED with ignorant, self-important idiots.
  • by Frank Location: real world on Oct 25, 2011 at 01:01 PM
    public notice or not ,it wont make a difference to the prople who are dumb enough to get caught do you think the read these things or listen to the news?
  • by Anonymous Location: Tallahassee on Oct 25, 2011 at 11:20 AM
    The genuis that made them tell where the point will be is the elected legislator in town. The law says they have to post a warning or they cannot do the point. The person named FHP is right. BTW, I FEEL SAFER with FHP out there. Just hope they keep doing the job. Also, I hope all keep FHP Trooper Bill Dyer in their thoughts. Read up on him, then complain about FHP!
  • by TW Location: Tally on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:58 AM
    ANd you have saved ZERO lives by posting this on the news. Thanks you for now ALL drunks will know where NOT to go. I think its kind of a DUMB IDEA to post these things if you're ACTUALLY trying to catch drunks! GEEZ!
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      by Tim on Oct 25, 2011 at 04:19 PM in reply to TW
      Thank the courts -- public notification is mandatory.
  • by robin on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:49 AM
  • by DTH Location: Tallahassee on Oct 25, 2011 at 10:30 AM
    This should be done on West Tennessee Street, Set up at Macomb and at Woodward. You should be able to catch a lot of the Students and even some Under Age Drinkers as well.
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