The Camp Verde Marshal's Office, working in partnership with the Arizona Department of Public Safety and surrounding local agencies, will be out in force on Friday, Aug. 29, to impact impaired driving through a collaborated sobriety check point operation.
DUI Saturation Patrols and a Sobriety Checkpoint have been made possible through funding from the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety Enforcement Grant.
Aug. 29, a DUI sobriety checkpoint will be located on Finnie Flat Road between SR 260 and Cliffs Parkway. The checkpoint will begin at 7 p.m. and will continue through the night until early morning Saturday.
This Labor Day weekend checkpoint hits home for CVMO. This year will be the 10th anniversary of the loss of Deputy Jacob Teague. Ten years ago, Deputy Teague was taken from the department and his family through a DUI related accident.
CVMO will be honoring Teague's life by dedicating the Aug. 29 DUI check point in his memory.
The goal of the task force is to prevent deaths, injuries and property damage caused by drug and alcohol impaired drivers. CVMO will employ a zero-tolerance approach to any driver found to be impaired by alcohol or drugs, as well as drivers or occupants younger than 21 years of age with alcohol in their system. Every impaired driver removed from the roadway is a potential crime of violence prevented.