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DUI Saturation Patrols and Checkpoint Planned for January 18th


Saturation Patrol and Checkpoint planned for January 18 by Lakeland Police DUI Enforcement Unit and Traffic Unit

Members of Lakeland Police Department’s DUI Enforcement Unit and Traffic Unit will be conducting a Saturation Patrol and Checkpoint in the city on January 18, 2012.  There will be a checkpoint conducted in the 900 block of North Lincoln Avenue from 11:30 pm until 2:30 am. Saturation patrols will take place throughout the city prior to the checkpoint in an effort to reduce impaired driving and traffic fatalities in Lakeland. 

These efforts are part of the sustained Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest program sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Likewise, the goal of announcing these Saturation Patrols is to make people think twice about drinking and then driving.

The Lakeland Police Department asks you to use a designated driver, public transportation, a taxi or call a friend that has not been drinking to take you home.  There is nothing wrong with having a few drinks with friends, the problem is when your judgment becomes impaired and you make the choice to drink and drive.  Impaired driving by alcohol and drugs kills and injures thousands of innocent people a year and is a totally preventable crime.

Remember, if you are Over the Limit, you will be Under Arrest. 

SOS/DUI Enforcement Unit –  Saving lives daily by enforcing Impaired Driving Laws.

Contact:   Sergeant Chad Mumbauer      863-834-2500

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