Tallahassee, Florida- August 20, 2012
Tomorrow evening, the Tallahassee Police Department will be hosting two safety and sobriety checkpoints in the Tallahassee area in conjunction with the national DUI enforcement wave. The first checkpoint will run from 9:00pm to 10:00pm and will be in the 200 block of Chapel Drive. The second checkpoint will be held from 11:30pm until 1:00am and will be in the 2500 block of West Tharpe Street.
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.
The Tallahassee Police Department reminds motorists to always designate a sober driver before heading out on the town. As always, drive sober or get pulled over.