Sheriff's Department to Conduct Sobriety Checkpoints during the Holidays

December 15, 2008
by: 
Dwayne Page

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting sobriety check points and saturated patrols starting on December 23rd through January 1st for the enforcement of drivers who are impaired.

The Sobriety Check Points will be conducted on the following Highways: Highway 56, Highway 70, Highway 53, Highway 96, and Highway 146. Saturated patrols will be conducted on County and State roads within DeKalb County.

Sheriff Patrick Ray says “The public’s safety is a top concern for me and my department. We will be doing saturated patrols and Sobriety Check Points for intoxicated people who choose to get behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive. Nearly 23,000 people are killed every year in alcohol-related traffic accidents. Statistics show one life is lost every 22 minutes in alcohol-related traffic collisions."

"Law Enforcement uses these saturated patrols and sobriety checkpoints as a tool to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers on our highways and to diminish the amount of pain, suffering, and death that results from intoxicated driving. "

"Anyone who believes they have spotted an impaired driver is urged to call the Central Dispatch Center at 215-3000”

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