Memorial DUI Checkpoints Planned for Lehi

Extra drunk driving checkpoints and patrols are planned throughout Utah this weekend. Memorial Day Weekend is one of the most common times for police forces to make DUI arrests in the state.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Lehi Police Department will conduct a DUI checkpoint on Highway 89 this weekend near 860 W. State Street.

Drivers suspected of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol will be subjected to field sobriety tests and potentially arrested. The checkpoint will run between 9 p.m. Friday night and 2 a.m. the next morning.

There has been some debate recently as to whether the .08 percent level for intoxication should be lowered to .05 percent. Officials from the CDC are pushing for the reduction because they say that a driver with .05 can be hazard on the road.

Some Utah lawmakers have baulked at the proposal and say that it would unnecessarily criminalize otherwise safe drivers.

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