Florida Highway Patrol set to conduct Roadside Safety Checkpoint in Sarasota

Florida Highway Patrol set to conduct Roadside Safety Checkpoint in Sarasota

SARASOTA (WWSB) - Drivers need to be prepared for the Florida Highway Patrol to conduct a roadside safety checkpoint in February of 2019.

According to FHP, the Comprehensive Road check is used to remove impaired drivers from the roadways and ensure the safety of the motoring public. Troopers conducting the checkpoint will monitor those who pass through to ensure they are properly licensed and driving sober.

According to FHP, driving impaired from alcohol or drugs puts everyone on the roadways in danger.

Florida law considers a driver with .08 or higher Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) to be impaired. Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of .02 or higher are also in violation of Florida law.

The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone that *FHP (*347) dialed from any cell phone contacts FHP should you need to report an aggressive driver or require roadside assistance.

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