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DUI checkpoint planned for OKC Friday night

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An ENDUI checkpoint on westbound Reno Ave. just east of Rockwell Ave. in Oklahoma City. [Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman Archives]
An ENDUI checkpoint on westbound Reno Ave. just east of Rockwell Ave. in Oklahoma City. [Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman Archives]

Local law enforcement agencies are planning to increase patrols and hold a checkpoint to catch impaired drivers Friday night through early Saturday.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office and Oklahoma City Police Department are partnering together for the effort to catch impaired drivers in Oklahoma County. A checkpoint at an undisclosed location will be active from 11 p.m. Friday to about 1 a.m. Saturday.

In 2017, 656 people were killed in crashes across the state, with nearly half of those deaths from drug and alcohol related crashes, according to a news release.

Authorities encourage people planning on drinking to find a safe way home by finding a sober driver, calling a cab or using a ride-share service, such as Uber or Lyft.

The planned checkpoint and extra patrols are part of the patrol’s ENDUI program.

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An ENDUI checkpoint on westbound Reno Ave. just east of Rockwell Ave. in Oklahoma City. [Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman Archives]

An ENDUI checkpoint on westbound Reno Ave. just east of Rockwell Ave. in Oklahoma City. [Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman Archives]

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