DUI Checkpoint

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper gives a man a sobriety test during a DUI checkpoint in 2016.

Tulsa World file

The Tulsa Police Department is establishing a checkpoint on Saturday in an effort curb driving under the influence.

The checkpoint will be conducted by TPD’s Riverside Division, with assistance from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, in the Brookside and River Parks area. The Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission will also participate.

“The sobriety checkpoint is an effort to get intoxicated drivers off the road in order to reduce injuries and deaths as well as to raise awareness of the dangers caused by alcohol and drug-impaired driving,” according to a news release. “It is the goal of the Riverside Traffic Unit to reduce the frequency and severity of collisions occurring within the city of Tulsa, especially those collisions involving intoxicated driving.”

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