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Labor Day DUI checkpoint set up in Mesa

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Posted: Monday, September 3, 2007 12:03 pm | Updated: 5:39 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Mesa Police Department will be checking for drunken driving today at a sobriety checkpoint at Power Road north of Thomas.

The area is a hot spot for impaired drivers returning from trips to the lake and river recreation areas.

The checks will be conducted from 1 to 6 p.m.

The Labor Day Weekend Holiday DUI Task Force started concentrated enforcement Aug. 17. The task force involves 952 officers and deputies. As of Sunday, there have been 776 total DUI Arrests.

The average blood-alcohol content was 0.153. The legal limit is 0.08. There have been 296 charges of extreme DUI, which is 0.15 or above.

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