DALE COUNTY, Ala (WDHN)— The Dale County Sheriff’s Office will hold a DUI checkpoint on New Years Eve to cut down on impaired driving, and the possible deaths resulting from it.

A release from the DCSO did not specify where the checkpoint will be.

The sheriff’s office will also be partnering with SpectraCare Health Systems to put out information reminding drivers of the consequences of driving under the influence and the dangers of underage drinking.

In the release, the DCSO described percentages from countyhealthrankings.org, which had the Alabama state average for impaired driving deaths in 2022 as 27%. Dale County averaged 26% in 2022, which was a major decrease from 2019, which saw 44%.

The primary purpose of a checkpoint is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired. The Dale County Sheriff’s Office and SpectraCare Health Systems are committed to keeping Dale Countys’ youth and the traveling public safe and remind the public that impaired driving is not just from alcohol.

Dale County Sheriff’s Office Release