WUFT News

Gilchrist sobriety checkpoint

By on December 28th, 2012

From Florida Highway Patrol Public Information Office:

The Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a Comprehensive Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint in the Gilchrist County area on Friday, December 28, 2012 starting at 7:00 p.m. This checkpoint will be conducted on SR 26, approximately 2 miles west of SR 49.

This is a continuing enforcement program to identify persons who are operating a motor vehicle with defective equipment, without a valid driver’s license, without a proper vehicle registration, proper insurance or while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The objectives of these checkpoints are:

1. Deter vehicles from being operated on the highways with defective equipment.

2. Deter drivers from operating vehicles without a valid driver’s license.

3. Deter drivers from operating vehicles without proper insurance and/or proper registration.

4. Deter impaired driving and thereby reducing death, injury and property damage caused by alcohol and drug impaired drivers.

5. Detect impaired drivers before a crash occurs.

6. Conduct checkpoints with a minimum amount of intrusion and motorist inconvenience.

7. Ensure the safety of the affected motorist and officers.

Every citizen using the highways is asked to “Report Impaired Drivers” to the nearest law enforcement agency, giving the following information:

1. Where you saw the vehicle and which direction the vehicle was traveling.

2. A description of the vehicle: its color, make and model.

3. A description of the driver: sex, race, etc.

4. The vehicle license number and state.

Cellular telephone users may dial “Star FHP (*347)” to reach the nearest Florida Highway Patrol Communications Office. This is a free call to the user and is a courtesy of the cellular companies in Florida.  Cellular callers should continue to dial 911 for emergency medical or fire rescue assistance.

Roadside safety checkpoints are one part of our extensive enforcement plan, to enhance safe travel for the citizens and visitors of our State.

 

 


This entry was posted in Florida and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.
 

More Stories in Florida

Program Gives Foster Youths Chance For More Normal Life

A recent pilot program is making it easier for young people in foster care to earn a driver’s license and insurance for them to achieve a more normal life.


Police Identify Shooter as FSU Alumnus

The gunman who shot three people at Florida State University’s library early Thursday before being killed by police was a lawyer who graduated from the school, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.


Undated arrest photo of Chadwick Banks.

Chadwick Banks Executed By Lethal Injection For Double-Murder

Chadwick Banks became the 20th person executed under Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. The 43-year-old was put to death after being convicted in the 1992 slaying of his wife, Cassandra Banks, as well as the rape and murder of his 10-year-old stepdaughter, Melody Cooper. Eighty-nine people have been put to death in Florida since executions resumed in the state in 1979.


Pastor Zach Zehnder of theCross Church in Mount Dora speaks to the crowd in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for world’s longest speech marathon. Zehnder ultimately spoke for more than 53 hours.

Mount Dora Pastor Attempts To Break Guinness World Record For Longest Speech

A Mount Dora pastor may have broken the Guinness World Record for the Longest Speech Marathon. The speech, which lasted over 53 hours, was used to raise money for a local cause.


(From left) Mitch Holeve celebrates Garrett "G-Money" Holeve's victory against David "Cerebral Assassin" on Saturday night. G-Money won by submission.

MMA Fighter G-Money Victorious Over Cerebral Assassin

Mixed martial artists Garrett “G-Money” Holeve and David “Cerebral Assasin” Steffan fought on Saturday in Sullivan, Missouri. G-Money defeated his opponent in their much anticipated bout by submission in the second round.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments