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Driving under the influence checkpoint set in Sarasota

The Florida Highway Patrol, Venice District, will conduct a DUI checkpoint starting 10 a.m. Saturday in the 7900 block of U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail), south of Sarasota.

FHP sets up checkpoints to remove impaired drivers from the roadways and enhance the safety of the motoring public.

Troopers conducting the checkpoint will monitor those who pass through to ensure they are properly licensed and driving sober.

The Florida Highway Patrol would like to remind everyone that *FHP (*347) dialed from any cell phone contacts FHP should you need to report an aggressive driver or require roadside assistance.

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