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Safety Checkpoint Set For Friday

The Temple Terrace Police Department is working with other agencies to crack down on drunken driving.

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To coincide with the campaign, the department will have a safety checkpoint Aug. 26 at 50th Street, south of Fletcher Avenue, beginning at 10 p.m.

The safety effort will include the Temple Terrace Police Department, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the University of South Florida Police Department, according to Mike Dunn, the City’s public information officer.

“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,” Dunn wrote in a press release. “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.”

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