ASO plans sobriety checkpoint for March 19

Alachua County Sheriff Clovis Watson Jr. has announced a sobriety checkpoint for March 19 in Gainesville. 

According to an Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ASO) press release, the checkpoint is a collaboration between the ASO, the Florida Highway Patrol, Gainesville Police Department, Alachua Police Department, and the University of Florida Police Department.

“Impaired motorists still present a significant safety risk to the motoring, as well as the pedestrian public,” the press release said.

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The checkpoint will take place from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m., on SW 13th Street (US Highway 441).

“The primary goal of this checkpoint is to detect and apprehend impaired/intoxicated drivers who pose an immediate threat to the safety of the general public,” the announcement said.

The checkpoint will also include a focus on other driving violations, including seat belt and child restraint violations.

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