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DUI checkpoints announced

South Lake Tahoe Police will conduct two check points for intoxicated drivers during the next eight days.

The DUI checkpoints – where officers will randomly screen drivers for signs of impairment – will be held from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Aug. 21 and 27, Sgt. Shannon Laney said in a statement.

Extra officers will also work on an overtime basis saturating a pre-designated area on the lookout for intoxicated drivers on Aug. 23, Aug. 31, Sept. 5 and Sept. 6, Laney said.

These nights are designed to heighten driver awareness of DUI’s, the danger they pose to the community and to strongly encourage those who do partake in the Labor Day Weekend celebration to take a cab or designate a sober driver, Laney said.

The patrols and checkpoints are support of the national impaired driving crack down which runs from Aug. 21 to Sept. 7, Laney said.

Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.