In order to keep Temple Terrace roads safe, the Temple Terrace Police Department will be hosting a Roadside Safety Checkpoint Friday, starting at 9 p.m.
According to a city press release, the checkpoint location will be on 53rd Street, just south of Fowler Avenue.
“The Temple Terrace Police Department recognizes that Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious public safety problem and that Hillsborough County has consistently ranked among the top counties in the state for alcohol-related crashes,” the release states.
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“The goal of Friday night’s checkpoint is to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes, injuries and fatalities on Florida roadways by conducting high-visibility enforcement operations and increasing public awareness of DUI-related incidents.”
Temple Terrace police host checkpoints periodically in the community with the same goal. Previous locations include:
- 56th Street, north of Fowler Avenue
- the area of 53rd Street and 113th Avenue
The Temple Terrace Police Department has a zero-tolerance DUI policy and aggressively enforces the state’s DUI traffic laws, the release states.
Immediately following the checkpoint, around midnight, agencies will begin saturation DUI patrol of the area until about 4 a.m., officials said in the release.