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Published:August 24th, 2006 12:03 EST
Traffic Safety  Checkpoint Planned for September 2nd, 2006.

Traffic Safety Checkpoint Planned for September 2nd, 2006.

By SOP newswire

The Sebastian Police Department will be conducting a Traffic Safety checkpoint on September 2nd, 2006, in the vicinity of County Road 512 and also in the vicinity of US Highway 1, as part of the Labor Day National Enforcement Crackdown.

The Labor Day National Enforcement Crackdown runs from August 18 through September 4, 2005.  The goal is to save lives through the use of high visibility DUI enforcement operations.  The campaign theme is Drunk Driving.  Over the Limit.  Under Arrest.

The goal of this checkpoint is to identify and apprehend impaired drivers before they cause crashes.  Unfortunately, some people go to the beach or a cookout, have a few drinks, and then drive home while impaired.  We plan to apprehend them before they cause crashes.

Florida crash statistics for 2005 indicate that 1,240 were killed in alcohol-related traffic crashes.  This was a 13.4% increase over 2004.

 

We have to work together to lower the death toll on our roads; I encourage everyone to act responsibly during the Labor Day holiday.  If you plan to drink, arrange to use a designated driver, public transportation, or a taxi.  Remember, if your breath alcohol level is “Over the Limit,” you’ll be “Under Arrest.

SOURCE:  Sebastian Police Dept.