A DUI sobriety checkpoint is scheduled for this weekend, beginning Friday, Dec. 14. The operation will take place at an undisclosed location in Lee County as the Sheriff's Office continues its commitment to getting impaired drivers off our roadways and in support of education efforts such as the national "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign which begins this Wednesday and continues through New Year's Day.
Checkpoint 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 and educate the public on the dangers of drunk driving.
Daily enforcement, sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols by deputies with the Sheriff's Office are a part of a concerted effort to curb traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes in Lee County. Motorists can help in many ways, too. Promptly report drunk drivers you see to law enforcement. In Lee County we urge you to dial 9-1-1.