Thursday, May 3, 2012


The Tucson Police Department was recently awarded a grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety for the purpose of conducting sobriety checkpoints over the upcoming summer months. The first sobriety checkpoint will be conducted during the evening hours of Thursday, May 3rd, 2012. The checkpoint will be
conducted within the city limits of Tucson and in an area that has a high number of DUI related collisions.

Our goal is to reduce the number of collisions that involve impaired drivers and to lower the injuries and deaths associated with these types of collisions. By conducting the checkpoint, we will be able to increase the
awareness of motorists about the dangers of impaired driving, deter those who may be impaired from driving, and detect and investigate DUI offenses at the checkpoint.