State Patrol and Colorado Springs Police Department ran a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night, and caught more than a dozen drivers over the limit.
The checkpoint was setup in the southbound lanes of the 2700 block of N. Academy Blvd for four hours overnight. Officers report stopping to check 1,176 drivers, 33 of which were given some sort of sobriety test for driving under the influence. As a result, 16 people were cited for DUI.
In addition, police confirm that seven other citations were issued for non-DUI charges, one party was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, and another person was cited for an open alcohol container.
The checkpoint was part of the 100 Days of Heat Campaign.
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