South Lake Tahoe DUI checkpoint this weekend |

South Lake Tahoe DUI checkpoint this weekend

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – South Shore law enforcement agencies will hold a sobriety checkpoint and DUI saturation patrols during the Memorial Day Weekend.

The Avoid the 6 DUI Campaign will hold the checkpoint in South Lake Tahoe from 6 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday morning, according to a statement from police.

Area law enforcement agencies will also hold saturation patrols looking for drunken drivers from Friday through Monday, according to the statement.

“The summer months traditionally see a rise in DUI deaths and injuries,” said Chris Murphy, director of the California Office of Traffic Safety, in the statement. “Let’s turn this trend around in 2012. Take measures to use a designated sober driver and call 911 to report a suspected drunk driver should you witness the tale-tale signs of impairment; such as weaving, crossing the center line or a driver slow to start when the signal light turns green.”

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