CLEARWATER – Pinellas County Sheriff’s deputies are conducting a sobriety checkpoint Friday, Oct. 19, 10 p.m. to Saturday, Oct. 20, 3 a.m., at the National Aviation Academy, 6225 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater.
In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries, deputies will continue to conduct sobriety checkpoints in Pinellas County. The sobriety checkpoints will be conducted once a month at various locations throughout the county.
At the checkpoint, Patrol, Community Policing, K-9 and Narcotics deputies will be on the lookout for alcohol and drug impaired drivers. Members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Crash Investigations Unit, the Sheriff’s Citizen Patrol and Explorer Post 900 will assist with non-enforcement related tasks.
Along with impaired drivers, deputies will be looking for driver license, registration, insurance, and equipment violations.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Mobile Command Bus will be used for breath testing and the processing of arrested individuals.
For more information about the sobriety checkpoints, call Capt. Paul Halle of the Special Operations Division at 727-582-6200 or the Sheriff’s Public Information Office at 582-6221.