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Expect DUI checkpoints throughout Imperial County next weekend

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Don't get too crazy this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend.

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KSWT, KECY) - Or at least don't drive if you do.

Officers with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will place driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoints throughout the Imperial County from noon to 2 a.m. on November 29-30.

Though the BLM is not releasing specific locations, checkpoints will be set-up at BLM- managed public lands in the Imperial County.

This includes the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area.

BLM officials say checkpoints will be placed in locations where there has been a high rate of DUI arrests and collisions.

Officers will search for signs of alcohol and drug impairment, as well as correct registration and licencing.

“We want visitor to have fun and enjoy their public lands over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend; however, we remind everyone to be responsible and designate a sober driver,” said Acting Chief Law Enforcement Ranger Christopher Rice.

 “Whether on or off road, operating a street vehicle or off-highway vehicle while impaired will bring serious consequences.”

Law Enforcement Rangers are reminding everyone to ‘Report Drunk Drivers – Call 9-1-1.’ For more information, visit the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area’s Facebook page.


Ericka Conant

Ericka Conant has served as a Digital Content Producer since October 2019. Originally from El Centro, she calls the Desert Southwest her home.

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