Mt. Pleasant Police Team with MADD for DUI Checkpoints

April 13, 2018, 11:06 am EST | Share:

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WTAT-TV) — If you plan on heading out for a little fun this weekend, don’t forget to arrange a designated driver.

Mount Pleasant Police will be conducting several safety checkpoints this weekend as part of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving statewide enforcement blitz.

Some of the locations include the IOP Connector, Highway 17 and West Coleman Boulevard beginning at 10:00 p.m. on April 14th.

Many people ask why we air or post these stories alerting people where checkpoints will be located and when. There is an answer for that.

Law enforcement agencies are required by law to publicize checkpoints by both date and location.

In an effort the reduce the high volume of drunk drivers, officers hope to discourage those actions by letting the public know officers will be out there. Research does show there has been a greater reduction in incidents related to drinking and driving after announcing traffic checkpoints.