PCSD to deploy sobriety checkpoint this weekend - Tucson News Now

PCSD to deploy sobriety checkpoint this weekend

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Pima County Sheriff's Department DUI Unit will deploy a sobriety checkpoint this coming weekend to continue its efforts to minimize impaired driving.

According to a news release, impaired driving continues to be a deadly occurrence in Pima County.

The checkpoint will be deployed on Saturday, May 18  in concurrence with graduation weekend.

The Sheriff's Department reminds the public that impaired driving not only affects the driver, but also creates a hazard for passengers and other vehicles.

Data collected in 2006 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data from 2006 which revealed that 64 percent of drivers aged 15 to 20 who were involved in fatal traffic crashes had a minimum blood alcohol concentration level of .08.

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