The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

July 1, 2011

DUI checkpoints

The Beckley Police Department will conduct a DUI sobriety checkpoint from 8 p.m. Friday until 2 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 19-Eisenhower Drive. An alternate location will be on U.S. 19/Fayette Street.

The checkpoint will be supported by roving DUI enforcement patrols throughout the evening and night-time hours, as well as additional DUI patrols throughout the weekend in an effort to keep the roadways safer for the Independence Day holiday.

Officers will be looking for impaired drivers as well as underage drinking and those driving on suspended or revoked driver’s licenses.

The DUI checkpoint will be funded by the Southern Regional Highway Safety Program.

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The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 9 p.m. Friday until 3 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 60 in the Charmco area of Greenbrier County.

The purpose of this checkpoint is to detect and deter impaired drivers as well as to educate the public about the dangers of driving an automobile while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs.

In addition to this checkpoint, State Police also will conduct numerous extra patrols targeting impaired drivers throughout the holiday weekend.

The State Police urge the motoring pubic to assist law enforcement agencies in their efforts to stop driving under the influence incidents by reporting impaired drivers.

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