Checkpoint, extra police patrols planned for Saturday night in Tulsa County

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Source: Oklahoma Highway Patrol

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol ENDUI team will partner with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office and Bixby Police Department to conduct a sobriety checkpoint and saturation in Tulsa County on Saturday, August 27.

The checkpoint will run from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Saturday.

The goal is simple: to make Tulsa County as safe as possible by getting impaired drivers off the roads, OHP said. Additional deputies, officers and troopers will be on duty looking for impaired drivers across the Tulsa County area before, during and after the checkpoint.

In 2020, 396 people were killed in drug and/or alcohol-related crashes in Oklahoma. None of these crashes were accidents; every death could have been prevented if the impaired driver had made the smart choice not to drive while under the influence.

Everyone is highly encouraged to find a safe ride by calling a sober driver, using a cab, Uber, Lyft or any other ride-share service. Better yet, have a designated driver. Have fun and enjoy life, but do not, under any circumstances, drive while impaired by alcohol or any other substance. 

The ENDUI enforcement team coordinates multi-jurisdictional events on a regular basis, including sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. These efforts are needed to impact Oklahoma’s impaired driving problem across the state. The locations of these activities are driven by data from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and by local request.

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