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DUI checkpoint scheduled for Thursday in Tallahassee

DUI Checkpoint
Posted at 11:01 AM, Jan 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-22 05:49:42-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department will be conducting a safety and sobriety checkpoint on Thursday.

On Thursday, the checkpoint will run from 11:30 p.m. until 3 a.m. Officers will be set up in the 1800 block of West Tharpe Street.

DUI checkpoints are used to detect drivers too impaired to operate a motor vehicle, vehicles with faulty equipment, and drivers operating a vehicle without a valid license.

They 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.

Law enforcement has a legal obligation to publish this information prior to the check point taking place.