Lincoln Police Department Targets Impaired Drivers with Checkpoint
The Lincoln Police Department has scheduled increased traffic enforcement September 9-10, 2010 to impact drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. A saturation detail will be conducted the first night with a zero tolerance approach to impaired drivers. A sobriety checkpoint will take place on Friday, September 10th at an undisclosed location in Northwest Lincoln. In an effort to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes, DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.
All too often, members of our community are senselessly injured or killed on local roadways by impaired drivers. This DUI checkpoint is an effort to reduce those tragedies. A major component of these checkpoints is to increase awareness of the dangers of impaired driving and to encourage sober designated drivers.
Funding for this enforcement is provided by a grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.