JPD will conduct sobriety checkpoints Friday

JONESBORO, Ark. – Sobriety checkpoints will be conducted Friday in Jonesboro, NEA Report has learned.

The State of Arkansas’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will be in full effect this Labor Day weekend and Jonesboro is no exception. The Jonesboro Police Department will be conducting sobriety checkpoints Friday (August 31, 2018), a release from Cpl. Dave McDaniel said.

Traffic may be stopped briefly, and persons may be contacted by uniformed officers who will check for alcohol and-or drug-impaired drivers.

The Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) mobile will be on hand to assist officers.

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Drinking and driving should be one combination you never mix, no matter the occasion.

Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 50 minutes. But it isn’t just alcohol. Drugs are involved in 16-percent of motor vehicle crashes, the CDC says. 

Getting a DUI also means you will be paying for it. Overall, one can expect it to cost between $13,000 and $27,000 by the time they calculate increases in insurance premiums, attorneys fees, fines and more.

 

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