PCSD to deploy sobriety checkpoint this weekend

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Pima County Sheriff'sDepartment DUI Unit will deploy a sobriety checkpoint this coming weekend tocontinue its efforts to minimize impaired driving.

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

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

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

Data collected in 2006 by theNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration released data from 2006 whichrevealed that 64 percent of drivers aged 15 to 20 who were involved in fataltraffic crashes had a minimum blood alcohol concentration level of .08.

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