Thursday, June 26, 2008

Drinking And Driving? Watch Out

FHP And Deputies Looking For Drunk Drivers

LABELLE, FL. -- The Florida Highway Patrol along with the Hendry County Sheriffs Office will be conducting a Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoint on Friday June 27 in Hendry County. This operation will begin during the evening hours and conclude during the early morning hours of June 28.

The objective is to reduce alcohol related traffic fatalities, traffic crashes and other criminal activities. Since DUI related crashes result in more deaths each year than total homicides, it is quite obvious impaired driving and impaired related
crashes constitute a major threat to the safety and well being of the public.

Reducing the deaths and injuries associated with this violation is one of the most important goals of this and other law enforcement agencies. By the use of Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoints along with continuing public information and education, we hope to maximize the deterrent effect and increase the perception of "risk of apprehension" of motorists who would operate a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

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