Four arrested at holiday sobriety checkpoints
Norman Police arrested four people over the weekend as a part of their crack down on drinking and driving over the holiday season.
The sobriety checkpoints are set up to reduce the risk of fatal accidents that result in drunken driving, Lt. Tony Riddles, Norman Police spokesman stated in a press release.
"The Norman Police Department would once again like to remind everyone that driving drunk is not worth the deadly risks and costly consequences," Riddles stated. "Not only do you risk killing yourself or someone else, but the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for DUI can be significant."
Riddles stated that a recent checkpoint set up near the intersection of NW 36th Street and Quail Drive caught five people violating alcohol and drug laws while driving between Friday night and Saturday morning.
"We want the motoring public to have a good time and enjoy themselves however; we want them to stay alive," Riddles stated. "Our goal is to have zero alcohol related deaths during the holiday season, and the Norman Police Department is committed to doing all they can to help the citizens stay safe and save lives."
He stated two people were arrested for driving under the influence, one person for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and another person was arrested for transporting an open container of alcohol.
Riddles stated Norman Police will continue the checkpoints during the holiday season and into the new year.