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BSO Conducting DUI Checkpoint Tonight

At long last, the weekend is here. It's been a long workweek, Tax Day is around the corner, and Kip from accounting has been a total douche lately. Time to watch the clock, wait until 5, and then unwind with some drinking and reveling. You deserve it. You work hard.

But beware! 

The Broward Sheriff's Office is conducting a DUI checkpoint tonight into the wee hours of Saturday morning. And while you should already have yourself a designated driver, it's good to know where the cops will be copping.

BSO's DUI Task Force and district personnel will be out nabbing anyone who's had a few too many and decided to get behind the wheel. BSO will also be getting help from other agencies and municipalities, because it's not screwing around here.  

Broward Sheriff's Office says the DUI checkpoint will be going down in Lauderdale Lakes. Officers will be setting up camp at Merrell United Methodist Church, located at 3900 N. State Road 7.

The checkpoint is scheduled to be conducted between 9 p.m. Friday and 1 a.m. Saturday.

"Remember never to operate a vehicle or a vessel when you are under the influence," Sheriff Scott Israel says. "It's the fastest way to turn a terrific weekend into a tragedy."

The purpose of the checkpoint, as ever, is to detect and apprehend drunk drivers who are an immediate threat to other drivers, other people, and themselves. And to make sure motorists have the proper vehicle documents, including driver's licenses, registration, and insurance.

So if you're going out tonight to get things rolling early, be sure to have all your documents. And be sure to not drink. And if you must drink, get someone sober to drive, or call yourself a cab.

Have fun. Be safe. And be smart. Now get out there and release the Kraken.
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Chris Joseph
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