The Jackson County Sheriff Department along with surrounding agencies will be conducting a safety checkpoint at undisclosed locations on December 30 and December 31, 2017.
The Jackson County Sheriff Department will place emphasis on impaired drivers that are under the influence of alcohol, drugs, and other intoxicating substances. While the Jackson County Sheriff Department conducts the checkpoint, the delay will be momentarily. When possible, specially trained officers will be available to evaluate those suspected of drug-impaired driving, which now accounts for a growing number of impaired driving crashes. Drugs which may impair driving not only include illegal narcotics, but many prescription drugs, marijuana, and even some over-the-counter medications.
The deterrent effect of DWI/DUI checkpoints is a proven resource in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug involved crashes. DWI/DUI checkpoints are placed in locations based on collision statistics and frequency of DWI/DUI arrests affording the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence. Locations are chosen with safety considerations for the officers and the public.
Drivers caught driving impaired can expect the impact of a DWI/DUI arrest to include jail time, fines, fees, DWI/DUI classes, and other expenses that can exceed $15,000 not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out.
It’s important to remember that even one drink can impair your judgment and increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk—or worse, the risk of having a crash.