031017 | Oct. 23, 2017
The 628th Security Forces Squadron partnering with local law enforcement agencies will be conducting DUI checkpoints on the Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station Oct. 27.
In an effort to remind motorists that JB Charleston security forces is serious about drunk driving enforcement and as part of an ongoing DUI battle plan campaign called "DUI Checkpoint Strike Force," installation police and local law enforcement units will begin operations for a "Drunk Driving Enforcement Zone" Oct. 27 where sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols will occur without notice.
Officers will be looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment and checking drivers for proper licensing, delaying motorists only momentarily. All lanes and vehicles will be inspected during the checkpoint. Personnel suspected of driving under the influence will be tested utilizing standard field sobriety tests.
In America, on average nearly 900,000 people are arrested and 12,000 people killed each year due to DUI-related accidents and incidents. South Carolina has ranked as one of the highest states nationally for DUI-related deaths and arrests.
We ask for your patience as these operations may slightly delay traffic both in and out of base gates and on main thoroughfares.
Anyone with concerns about the DUI checkpoint should contact the JB Charleston Public
Affairs office at (843) 963-5608.