Oklahoma law enforcement will be out in full force Labor Day weekend 2019 by way of multiple DUI checkpoints.
Officials have said that there will be 100 law enforcement agencies teaming up across the sooner state the make sure nobody is driving under the influence of any substance including alcohol, prescription drugs, and yes, medical marijuana.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the ENDUI team will conduct two sobriety checkpoints this weekend. ENDUI is an initiative in partnership with members of the Governor’s Impaired Driving Prevention Advisory Council created by Governor Fallin in 2013. Its mission is combatting motor vehicle crashes involving impaired drivers. The program uses prevention, enforcement, adjudication and media efforts to reduce impaired driving-related crashes in Oklahoma.
The first checkpoint will be on Friday in Norman. The checkpoint will be conducted with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Norman Police Department, and the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office beginning at 11 p.m. Friday and ending at 2 a.m. Saturday. Law enforcement will be out on patrol before, during, and after the checkpoint all across Cleveland County, looking for impaired drivers.
The second ENDUI checkpoint will take place Saturday in Tulsa. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be joined by the Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma ABLE Commission. The checkpoint will start at 10 p.m. and end at 2 a.m. Sunday.
The Creek County Sheriff’s Office and Sapulpa Police Department will also conduct high-visibility patrols throughout their areas to deter and catch impaired drivers, officials said. Multiple agencies around Ft. Gibson will also be conducting a saturation patrol, putting extra units on the roads to catch impaired drivers.
As a part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office is offering a $10 off Uber coupon for anyone who will use it. By offering these discount codes, officials said they hope to increase the number of people using a sober driver to get home and decrease the number of people killed in crashes across the state.
According to Oklahoma officials, in 2018, 331 people were killed in alcohol and/or drug-related crashes in Oklahoma.
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