The Lehi Police Department will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint on SR 89 at approximate mile post 352.5 (860 West State Street). The checkpoint will begin Saturday June 3, 2017, at approximately 9:00 p.m., and will end on Sunday June 4, 2017, no later than 3:00 a.m.
The primary purpose of this checkpoint is to enforce Utah Code Ann. 41-6A-5 (to inspect, verify, or detect drivers that may be under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs). Additionally, the Lehi Police Department wants to raise the level of public awareness and inform citizens of the efforts that are being used to identify and apprehend impaired drivers and to create a deterrent effect through increased enforcement activity.
Drivers suspected of impairment will be given roadside standardized field sobriety tests to determine impairment levels and confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested. Drivers not identified as impaired will be allowed to proceed with minimal delay.
While some motorists may be slightly inconvenienced by this checkpoint, citizen’s patience and cooperation will assist in this important safety effort.
Note to Media: Members of the news media are invited to cover this checkpoint. If you would like to attend, please contact Sgt. Hadlock at 801-768-7110.
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