Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Provo cops plan checkpoint, patrols to nab DUIs
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The Provo Police Department will be doing its part to keep drunk drivers off the city's roads this Memorial Day weekend with a traffic checkpoint and beefed up patrols planned.

Chief Rick Gregory stated Thursday that the checkpoint will be operating beginning Friday evening at an otherwise unspecified location within the city limits.

Officers will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol or drug impairment. Gregory warned that those caught driving while impaired will be arrested, likely resulting in suspension of their driver's licenses and hikes in auto insurance premiums, in addition to hefty fines, fees and legal expenses.

"Our officers will be out in force this Memorial Day Holiday weekend," the chief added. "Please take the time to plan for a safe evening, use designated drivers, public transportation, or taxi services."


Twitter: @remims

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.