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DUI checkpoint in Sarasota County
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DUI checkpoint in Sarasota County

Sarasota County, FL -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office is pairing up with The Florida Highway Patrol to crack down on holiday drunk driving this New Year's Eve.

A comprehensive roadside safety checkpoint will be conducted on Dec. 31 starting at 10 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. at 3740 Bee Ridge Road.

According to the sheriff's office, there were 11 alcohol related crashes in Sarasota County in 2009 that resulted in 12 deaths.

Deputies hope the checkpoint will help deter DUIs, intercept impaired drivers before a crash occurs, and ensure the safety of motorists and officers on the road.

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