Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Miami Police announce DUI checkpoint, December 29, 2011


The Miami Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint and Saturation Patrol on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at NW 2 Avenue & 20 Street.  This checkpoint will take place in the City of Miami’s Overtown NET Service area.  The checkpoint will be conducted during the hours of 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.  The goal of this checkpoint is to identify and apprehend impaired drivers before they can kill or injure others. This checkpoint is part of the Holiday Season Impaired Driving Enforcement Wave. 

The message is simple, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.  Drinking alcohol and driving do not mix.  If you plan to consume alcohol, you should also plan not to get behind the wheel of a vehicle.  Unfortunately millions of drivers on America’s highways still think they are invincible, and they choose to jeopardize their safety and the safety of others on our roads.  There will be no spreading holiday cheer behind the bars of a jail cell.  Don’t let your 2011 holiday season end in an arrest or worse, death.  Remember, whether you’ve had way too many or just one too many, it’s not worth the risk.”

As you celebrate the holiday season enjoying traditions, food, family and fun, be reminded that the Miami Police Department will be out in force this holiday season from December 16, 2011, to January 2, 2012, to arrest anyone caught driving drunk behind the wheel.

This effort is in conjunction with the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”, “Lets Eliminate Aggressive Driving” and the “Buckle Up Florida: Click It or Ticket” campaigns. 

Members of the local media are invited and encouraged to support our effort by passing this information during their local news coverage.  For additional information, please call (305) 603-6525 or visit

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