OLDSMAR – In an effort to reduce DUI related injuries, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will conduct another sobriety checkpoint Friday, Sept. 28, 10 p.m., to Saturday, Sept. 29, 3 a.m., at Lockheed Martin, 3655 Tampa Road in Oldsmar.
The sobriety checkpoints are 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 and officers 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.
This Sept. 28 checkpoint is dedicated to Virginia Cantlon, who was involved in a crash due to the actions of an impaired driver on Nov. 6, 2006. She died Nov. 28 from injuries suffered during the crash.
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.