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The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, along with Okeechobee City Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, June 23, 2017. The checkpoint will be set up on Highway 70 East, Okeechobee, Florida.

DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool effective in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. Research shows that crashes involving alcohol drop by an average of (20) percent when well-publicized checkpoints are conducted often enough.

Deputies will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint and looking for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Deputies will also check drivers for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only momentarily. Drivers caught driving impaired can expect jail, license suspension, and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000.

If you're going to drink...

Designate a driver

Call a cab

Stay home

Call a friend or family member

DUI Takes Its Toll...

Michele Bell

Public information Officer

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