Mon, Jan. 27

Sobriety Checkpoint in Cornville Saturday

The Yavapai Sheriff's Office and the Tri-City DUI Task Force will be conducting a series of Impaired Driver Enforcement patrols during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The extra patrols will include a saturation patrol on Friday, Sept. 4. Additional personnel will be patrolling various areas within the county. On the evening of Saturday, Sept. 5, a sobriety checkpoint will be conducted in conjunction with associated law enforcements members of the Tri-City DUI Task Force.

The sobriety checkpoint will be located at the intersection of Cornville Rd and Windmill Park. Those traveling on Cornville Rd may experience a short delay in traffic as law enforcement officers will be contacting drivers for possible alcohol and or drug impairment. Alternate routes around this area include use of SR 89A, SR 260, Page Springs Road and Beaverhead Flat Road. The checkpoint is geared to detect impaired drivers and remove them from the roadways before causing injury or death to other drivers.

Yavapai County and other police agencies throughout the state of Arizona are committed to making the streets in our neighborhoods safe by conducting regular impaired driving enforcement patrols and DUI Checkpoints.

Alternate methods to avoid the consequences of being arrested for driving impaired include the use of a designated sober driver, local taxi services, or simply make a choice not to consume alcohol or illicit drugs prior to driving.

Penalties for impaired driving include mandatory jail time, fines, driver license suspensions, mandatory ignition interlock devices and other related costs. Yavapai County Sheriff's Office would like to remind everyone to obey the speed limit, buckle up and NOT to drink and drive.

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