Authorities announce Oklahoma DUI checkpoint for Saturday, June 20

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PAULS VALLEY, Okla. — Police have planned to set up a DUI checkpoint on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

The checkpoint will be set up at 1509 W. Grand Ave. in Pauls Valley.

Police will be cracking down on drinking and driving at the checkpoint that night from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.

Several local and county law enforcement agencies will be taking part in the ENDUI checkpoint, according to a press release from the Department of Public Safety.

Impaired driving is one of Oklahoma’s deadliest crimes. In 2013, 189 people died on Oklahoma’s roadways in crashes that involved a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher, DPS says.

Driving impaired or riding with someone impaired is not worth the risk. The consequences are serious. Not only are lives at stake, but also the trauma and financial costs incurred from a crash or arrest for driving while impaired can be significant,” DPS says. “If you are planning to drink, designate a non-drinking driver, call a taxi, use mass transit, or call a friend or family member.”

Together, we can ENDUI.

 

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