LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) – This weekend, a number of regulation enforcement businesses are partnering as much as put collectively a high-visibility sobriety checkpoint.
The Lawton Police Division, together with the Oklahoma Freeway Patrol and Comanche County Sheriff’s Division are placing up the ENDUI checkpoint and patrols on Sept. 18.
The checkpoint might be on the west aspect of Lawton between 10 p.m. till 2 a.m., and is about up in an effort to curb alcohol associated accidents locally.
“The previous few weeks.. we’ve had a pair main incidents and accidents concerning DUI’s and impaired driving,” Lawton Police Officer Andrew Grubbs mentioned. “So it actually hits dwelling for lots of people, I do know it hits dwelling for me personally. So we simply wish to guarantee that our neighborhood is as secure as attainable.”
Critics of the announcement have already identified potential issues, like publicizing the checkpoint and it’s location.
Nonetheless, Grubbs says it’s obligatory.
“We do put it out that we’re having checkpoints, we give folks the time, the date, and the situation,” he mentioned. “As a result of as a part of the security grant that we obtain from the state, we’ve to place that info on the market so the general public is knowledgeable and that they’re conscious.”
A press release by OHP mentioned by saying the situation and instances of the checkpoints, a notion of threat is created.
Individuals who would usually drive impaired might imagine twice in regards to the choice in the event that they know elevated enforcement might be within the space.
A choice that would save lives.
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