TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Police are hosting a DUI checkpoint in the 2500 block of West Tharpe Street.
On Wednesday night, the Tallahassee Police Department will be hosting a safety and sobriety checkpoint in the 2500 block of West Tharpe Street.
The checkpoint will run from 11:30 p.m. until 1:00 a.m and will be well marked by signage, marked patrol vehicles, and uniformed officers.
The checkpoint will be in honor of Samuel Brooks Rogers who was killed by a drunk driver on West Tharpe Street in Tallahassee on October 30, 2011. Mr. Rogers was a lifelong Tallahassee resident and a senior at Florida State University at the time of his death.
Safety and sobriety checkpoints are used for the purpose of detecting drivers who are too impaired to operate a motor vehicle, vehicles with faulty equipment, and those drivers operating a vehicle without a valid license.
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.