Sobriety checkpoint set for Saturdayby Ryn Gargulinski on May. 28, 2009, under Local, Special
Time for another checkpoint alert, with the purpose of deterring folks from driving under the influence.
Next one up is on Saturday.
If you happen to drive through one, you also get a snazzy little informational pamphlet that outlines the dangers of driving while drunk or hopped up on drugs.
What: Sobriety checkpoint
Who: Tucson Police Department
When: Saturday evening
Where: “Within the city limits”
Why: “Our goal is to reduce the number of collisions that involve impaired drivers and lower the injuries and deaths associated with these types of collisions.
“By conducting the checkpoint, we will be able to increase the awareness of motorists about the dangers of impaired driving, deter those who may be impaired from driving, and detect and investigate DUI offenses at the checkpoint.”
All quoted info herein from a Tucson Police Department news release.
I happen to be a fan of sobriety checkpoints. It aims to nip the problem in the bud by hopefully deterring impaired driving in the first place.
Before anyone cries about tax-payer money being wasted, it must be noted that checkpoints are paid for by grants awarded specifically for that purpose.
What do you think?
Do folks hate checkpoints as much as some hate photo enforcement cameras?