The Oklahoma Highway Patrol ENDUI team will partner with the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Midwest City Police Department, and the Del City Police Department to conduct a sobriety checkpoint and high-visibility patrols in Midwest City on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22.
The checkpoint will run from 11 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday. The high-visibility DUI patrols will take place across Oklahoma County and within Del City and Midwest City from 6 p.m. Saturday until at least 4 a.m. Sunday.
In 2018, 331 people were killed in alcohol and/or drug-related crashes in Oklahoma. This is an increase from 2017, especially with drug-related crashes. These activities are meant to help get people home safe by getting impaired drivers off the roads.
A high-visibility patrol means that additional deputies, troopers, and officers will be on duty looking for impaired drivers across the area before, during and after the checkpoint.
The media is invited to attend this checkpoint to help us raise awareness about the impaired driving problem in Oklahoma. Interviews with members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol will be available. To coordinate times, locations, and interviews, please email Cody.McDonell@dps.ok.gov.
The ENDUI enforcement team coordinates multi-jurisdictional events on a regular basis, including sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. These efforts are needed to impact Oklahoma’s impaired driving problem across the state. The locations of these activities are driven by data from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and by local request.