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DUI checkpoint scheduled for Wednesday night in Tallahassee

DUI Checkpoint
Posted at 2:12 PM, Oct 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 14:19:07-04

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.