By: WCTV Eyewitness News
July 2, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department is set to conduct a DUI checkpoint this week in memory of a local resident who was killed by a drunk driver.
The safety and sobriety checkpoint will take place on Thursday, July 5, in the 3200 block of Apalachee Parkway from 11:00 p.m. until 2:30 a.m.
TPD says the checkpoint will honor the memory of Samuel Brooks Rogers, who was killed by a drunk driver on West Tharpe Street on October 30, 2011. Brooks was a lifelong Tallahassee resident and a senior at Florida State University at the time of his death.
Police say the checkpoints are set up to detect drivers who are too impaired to operate a motor vehicle, vehicles with faulty equipment, and those drivers operating a vehicle without a valid license.
Officials say the checkpoint will be well marked by signage, marked patrol vehicles, and uniformed officers. The operation is designed to have a minimal impact on traffic flow and to save lives.