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St. Petersburg police planning Friday night DUI checkpoint

ST. PETERSBURG — Police are planning a Friday night DUI checkpoint for all southbound traffic at 1700 34th St. N at the Publix supermarket.

The checkpoint will be set up from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Saturday. All southbound traffic will be required to pass through the checkpoint, where motorists will be re-directed into the Publix parking lot and undergo several checks by the officers.

Police will be checking drivers licenses and trying to determine if anyone is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Drivers must also be asked to show their vehicle registration and proof of insurance. Anyone suspected of DUI will be asked to perform field sobriety exercises.

Police will also be checking to make sure drivers and their passengers are wearing seat belts.

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St. Petersburg police planning Friday night DUI checkpoint 06/17/10 [Last modified: Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:48pm]
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