Planning to travel on 56th Street, north of Fowler Avenue Friday night?
Be prepared to stop for police.
The Temple Terrace Police Department is hosting a multiagency Comprehensive Roadside Safety Checkpoint in that location on Friday starting at 9 p.m., according to a City of Temple Terrace press release. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol will also participate.
“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. “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 the state’s DUI-related incidents.”
Temple Terrace police host checkpoints periodically in the community with the same goal. Previous locations include:
- 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. 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.