Officers Targeting Impaired Drivers May 21
LABELLE, FL. -- The Florida Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Hendry County Sheriff's Office and Florida Department
of Transportation Motor Carrier Compliance will conduct a comprehensive roadside safety checkpoint in Hendry County on May 21, 2010.
The central focus of this checkpoint will be the apprehension of impaired drivers. The goals for this checkpoint are:
Deter DUI; thereby reducing the death, injury and property damage caused by alcohol and drug impaired drivers.
Intercept currently impaired drivers before a traffic crash occurs.
Conduct the checkpoint with a minimal amount of intrusion and motorist inconvenience.
Ensure the safety of the motorists and officers
In 2008, the fatality statistics indicate Hendry County had 41 alcohol related crashes and 12 alcohol related fatalities. Driving Under the Influence is a crime and these deaths were preventable. The law enforcement community in Hendry County takes this crime seriously and has a zero tolerance policy for Impaired Drivers.