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August 2, 2015

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Metro plans weekend DUI checkpoint in eastern valley

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Metro Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint between 7 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Saturday in the area of Boulder Highway and Flamingo Road.

The checkpoint will focus on identifying drug- and alcohol-impaired drivers, police said. Authorities said they selected the area because of its high number of accidents and because prior DUI checkpoints in the area have resulted in several DUI arrests.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 7 percent of all traffic accidents involve alcohol, police said.

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