Sobriety safety checkpoint scheduled near Crestview, Fla

The Florida Highway Patrol will be holding a roadside “Sobriety Safety Checkpoint” on Friday, March 06 between 11:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. on State Road 85, Ferdon Blvd., near East Robinson Avenue in the city limits of Crestview.

There will be approximately twenty-five (25) uniformed officers participating from various local and state agencies, as well as support personnel from the Okaloosa / Walton Chapter of MADD.

During the operation, vehicles will be stopped to check for driver impairment, and other violations of Florida law. Should impairment be detected, roadside sobriety testing will be performed on site.

Warning devices will be placed in strategic locations for the safety and protection of the public.

Reducing the deaths and injuries associated with impaired drivers is of the utmost importance to the Florida Highway Patrol. The checkpoints have been very successful in removing impaired drivers from our public streets and highways.

Through the use of Roadside Sobriety Safety Checkpoints, we hope to merge public education and enforcement to achieve a reduction in the deaths and injuries associated with impaired drivers. The Florida Highway Patrol encourages motorist not to drink and drive.

Please remind the public to utilize *FHP (*347) if they come in contact with what they believe is an impaired driver.

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