Provo, Utah – The Provo Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers’ License Checkpoint on Friday May 24, 2013, at a location within city limits. DUI checkpoints are an enforcement tool proven effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in crashes caused by intoxicated/impaired drivers.
Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Those caught driving while impaired can expect to be arrested, have their driver license suspended, vehicle insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, and other very costly expenses.
According to the Utah Highway Safety Office the number of deaths, involving an alcohol-impaired driver increased 56% in 2011 from 2010. Alcohol-impaired driver crashes were 5.4 times more likely to be fatal then other crashes.
“Driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs can result in innocent people being seriously injured or killed. Our officers will be out in force this Memorial Day Holiday Weekend – focusing on the impaired/intoxicated drivers. If you drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the extent that you are impaired, you will be stopped and arrested. Please take the time to plan for a safe evening, use designated drivers, public transportation, or taxi services.” ~ Rick Gregory, Chief of Police