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Sobriety checkpoints planned in Lee County this weekend

Posted at 9:25 AM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 14:26:49-04

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a DUI sobriety checkpoint and saturation operation is scheduled for this weekend, in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads.

It begins Friday, September 13th. The operations will take place at an undisclosed location in Lee County.

DUI Operation emphasis is placed on the following:

-Remove impaired drivers from the roadway.
-Reduce the likelihood impaired drivers will operate their vehicles on our roadways.
-Heighten awareness.
-Educate the public on the dangers of drunk driving.

Motorists are reminded it is a crime to mix alcohol, drugs and driving. Citizens are encouraged to avoid the risk of driving if they consume alcoholic beverages.

If you plan to go to a bar, a restaurant, party or event where alcohol will be served, select a designated driver ahead of time. They remind citizens that a designated driver is not the least impaired driver.

If you know someone who is about to operate a motor vehicle while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.