|Two DUI checkpoints will be held in August|
The Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office will conduct two DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 30 between the hours of 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. The two hour checkpoints will be conducted in the area of the 2600 block of U.S. Highway 319 near Winn-Dixie in Crawfordville on Aug. 23 and on Highway 363 near Savannah’s Restaurant in Wakulla Station, 900 block of Woodville Highway, on Aug. 30.
Deputies will not only be checking for impaired drivers but also for drivers who violate driver license and registration laws and who have inoperable vehicle safety equipment. Deputies will be making sure motorists are also complying with seatbelt laws. The saturation patrols are conducted from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. throughout the county.
The DUI saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints are funded by a Florida Department of Transportation (DOT) grant. The checkpoints are subject to available manpower and proper weather conditions.