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Harbor Area Drunk Drivers, You've Been Warned!

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There will be a sobriety checkpoint set up tonight from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Harbor Boulevard between 5th and 1st Street, run by the South Traffic Division’s Crime Task Force/Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Detail. Why? Well, besides the fact that drunk driving is as dangerous as it is lame, the authorities would like to say that: "This operation will be conducted in an effort to reduce the incident of injuries, death, and property damage associated with the intoxicated driver at this location. Harbor Division has experienced an 11 percent increase in Driving Under the Influence related traffic collisions in the year 2008 as compared to 2007. The checkpoint will serve as a reminder to the community of Harbor Division to use designated drivers and not drink and drive." Need to hear this in more basic terms? "Our message is simple: if we catch you driving drunk, you will be arrested!"

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