Six people charged in Marianna Police Safety and Sobriety checkpoint

Police said more than 600 people passed through
Posted at 8:10 PM, Jul 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-21 20:10:46-04

MARIANNA, Fla. (WTXL) - — Six people are now facing charges after the Marianna Police Department's Safety and Sobriety checkpoint Friday.

It's all part of their "Operation Sober City" initiative to reduce traffic crashes and deaths while drivers are intoxicated.

Police said more than six hundred vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Of those, sixteen people were investigated further. While police charged six of them, four others got cited for driving with a suspended license.

The police department will be holding another checkpoint on the 26. It will be on Highway 73 South, north of Highway 90. Officers will be out between 8 p.m. and midnight.