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JB Charleston security forces to conduct DUI checkpoint

020918 | Aug. 30, 2018


The 628th Security Forces Squadron partnering with the local law enforcement agencies are scheduled to conduct a DUI checkpoint on the Weapons Station in the vicinity of Red Bank Road adjacent to Jefferson Avenue Sept. 2, 12:30 to 2:30 a.m.

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” Sept. 2 where a sobriety checkpoint 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.
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