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MAKE YOUR HOLIDAY WEEKEND SAFE ON THE ROADS AND WATERWAYS

BSO SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT WILL KEEP DRUNK DRIVERS IN CHECK

Date: August 28, 2014                                                               PIO Number: 14-8-24

As you make your plans for celebrating Labor Day weekend, the men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office want to remind you to make it a safe holiday, whether you are a driver or a boater. Deputies will be out on the roadways and waterways looking for impaired drivers and aggressive drivers.

BSO’s DUI Unit, along with partnering law enforcement agencies, will conduct a DUI enforcement with a sobriety checkpoint from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 to 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at 1701 E. Oakland Park Blvd., Oakland Park. The purpose of the checkpoint is to detect and apprehend intoxicated drivers who are an immediate threat to public safety and to make sure motorists have the proper vehicle documents including driver licenses, registration and insurance.

“Remember never to operate a vehicle or a vessel when you are under the influence,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. “It’s the fastest way to turn a terrific weekend into a tragedy.”

For those heading out on the water, remember that Florida leads the nation in boating deaths. Boaters should always wear personal flotation devices, and vessels are required by law to have one for every person on board. Children on boats are required by state law to wear them at all times. The same goes for water skiers and people operating personal watercraft. 

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                                                                                                Dani Moschella/PIO

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