TAYLOR, Ala. (WDHN) — This past weekend the Taylor Police Department partnered with SpectraCare Health Systems, Inc. to hand out informational materials during a D.U.I. checkpoint.

Chief Gary Hughes told WDHN News, the primary purpose of the checkpoint is not to make arrests, but to promote public safety by deterring drivers from driving impaired.

In 2019, Alabama’s average for impaired driving deaths was 27%. In Houston County, the average was slightly higher at 29%.

SpectraCare Health officials say informational D.U.I. checkpoints like this one in Taylor is leading to fewer impaired drivers behind the wheel in the Wiregrass.