|Published:||May 26, 2013 11:51 AM EDT|
|Updated:||May 26, 2013 11:51 AM EDT|
On Friday, May 24, 2013 the Fort Myers Police Department conducted a sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of Winkler Avenue and Center Point Drive. 525 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint from 11:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Police arrested a total of 13 people including seven for driving under the influence. Officers also issued 22 traffic citations. Other arrests included driving without a license, driving with a suspended license, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting a law enforcement officer. FMPD received assistance from the Collier County Sheriff's Office, Mothers' Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the Bruce L. Scheiner Law Office. Police say more sobriety checkpoints and other increased patrol operations are scheduled. FMPD received funding from the Florida Department of Transportation to host DUI checkpoints. The money helps purchase DUI checkpoint equipment and to pay officers overtime when they participate in the checkpoints.
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