DUI checkpoint planned for Dec. 6
HURRICANE — The West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. until midnight on Thursday, Dec. 6, on W.Va. 34 in front of Chapman’s Funeral Home in Hurricane.
An alternate checkpoint site has been designated along W.Va. 34 in front of the old Teays Valley detachment of the West Virginia State Police in Hurricane.
The focus of this checkpoint is driving under the influence enforcement. Other enforcement activities may be conducted with the police focusing on reckless driving, speeding and seat belt violations.
The West Virginia State Police encourages the public to use the state police *SP (*77) system to report drunk drivers, reckless driving, stranded motorists and criminal violations. By dialing *SP on a hands-free cellular device, motorists can contact the nearest state police detachment.
Information about the checkpoint is shared in advance through local media outlets as a means of deterring and notifying drunken drivers.