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October 31, 2014

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Metro targets drunk drivers with checkpoint tonight

Metro Police will be conducting a DUI checkpoint Friday in a northeast valley location prone to incidents of impaired driving.

The checkpoint will be on Lamb Boulevard, south of Charleston Boulevard, police said. It will be in operation from 7 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said officers will be screening drivers to identify those impaired by drug or alcohol use — part of an ongoing effort to reduce crashes related to impaired driving.

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  1. This shows that those in charge, the Legislature, are not really serious about the scourge of drunk driving. To announce in advance where the "checkpoints" will be set up is, well, idiotic, at best and self-defeating, at worst. Yeah, I know they catch a thimble full of drunks at these "events," but that's because so many American's are clueless about nearly everything except getting high one way or another. To really make a dent in the number of morons who drink & drive, catching them must be a 24/7-365-priority and the penalties must be increased. Let's face the fact that, statistically, those that drink & drive are more of a menace to innocent American's merely going about their daily business than all of the terrorists combined.