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Sobriety checkpoints to be held in memory of fatal St. Patrick's Day crash

Shakeila Vickers, Vincent Vickers, and Tyler Biggins
Posted at 1:10 PM, Mar 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-15 09:33:12-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Tallahassee Police Department is holding two sobriety and safety checkpoints on Friday, March 15.

The checkpoints are in memory of Shakeila Vickers, Vincent Vickers, and Tyler Biggins.  The three died as a result of a fatal 2012 St. Patrick’s Day crash. The accident was caused by an impaired driver, who has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.

The first checkpoint will run from 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will be in the 700 block of North Gadsden Street (Midtown). The second checkpoint will be held from 11:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. and will be at 2200 North Meridian Road.

The 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 checkpoints will be well marked by signage, marked patrol vehicles, and uniformed officers. The checkpoints are designed to have a minimal impact on traffic flow and to save lives.

The Tallahassee Police Department reminds you, “Don’t press your luck.  Drive sober, Buckle up.”