Submitted by Oklahoma Freeway Security Workplace
The Oklahoma Freeway Patrol ENDUI workforce will associate with a number of businesses throughout Creek County to conduct a sobriety checkpoint and high-visibility patrols.
A checkpoint is scheduled in Creek County on Friday, July 23 from 10:00 p.m. till 1:00 a.m. Saturday. Oklahoma Freeway Patrol Troopers might be joined by Creek County Sheriff’s Deputies, and officers from the Muskogee Creek Nation Lighthorse and Sapulpa Police Departments.
Legislation enforcement throughout Creek County might be out in drive this weekend ensuring everyone seems to be as secure as potential.
Many instances, questions are raised about why checkpoints are introduced to the general public and why they solely final a couple of hours. Folks suppose that by asserting the checkpoints, impaired drivers will make the selection to go across the space of the checkpoint to keep away from detection. The Oklahoma Freeway Security Workplace and the ENDUI Oklahoma marketing campaign suppose otherwise.
By asserting the situation and instances of the checkpoints, a notion of danger is created. Individuals who could routinely drive impaired, or who’re doing so for the primary time, might imagine twice about that call in the event that they know that further enforcement is within the space. This easy selection might save numerous lives in Oklahoma, which is the main target of those occasions.
A DUI conviction can value a driver as much as $10,000 in Oklahoma and has critical repercussions for the individual. Not solely is it a monetary danger to your self, you may be critically injured or killed in a crash. Worse but, an impaired driver has the potential to injure and kill harmless others.
In 2019, 338 folks have been killed in drug and/or alcohol-related crashes. None of those crashes have been accidents; each demise might have been prevented if the impaired driver had made the good selection to not drive whereas underneath the affect.
Checkpoints is not going to be the one regulation enforcement actions taking place centered on impaired drivers. Earlier than, throughout, and after every checkpoint, further regulation enforcement personnel are out in drive in search of impaired drivers. These officers, deputies, and troopers are within the areas across the checkpoint, and throughout the jurisdictions in search of impaired drivers.
Everybody is very inspired to discover a secure trip by calling a sober driver, utilizing a cab, Uber, Lyft or some other ride-share service. Higher but, have a delegated driver. Have enjoyable and revel in life, however don’t, underneath any circumstances, drive whereas impaired by alcohol or some other substance. The associated fee is simply too excessive. Let’s ENDUI.