DUI checkpoint in memory of Deputy Miller
WINFIELD — The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department is partnering with the Winfield Police Department to conduct a sobriety checkpoint today, Wednesday, Dec. 5.
The checkpoint will begin at 7 p.m. on W.Va. 817 near the W.Va. 34 overpass (Winfield Bridge) in Winfield.
The purpose of the checkpoint will be the detection and apprehension of suspected alcohol or drug impaired drivers, as well as the enforcement of the traffic laws of the State of West Virginia, according to a news release from 1st Lt. Russel Lyon of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.
The checkpoint will be operated from approximately 7 p.m. until 1 a.m., for a total of six hours.
This checkpoint is being conducted in memory of Putnam County Deputy Sheriff Larry “Eddie” Miller, who lost his life in a traffic crash with a DUI driver on Dec. 5, 2006. There will be a short briefing and Memorial Service at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 6 p.m. if anyone wishes to attend.
“The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department would like to express our appreciation of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program for their assistance with this Sobriety Checkpoint and Memorial,” Lt. Lyon said in the news release.