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DUI Checkpoint Starts 7 PM July 5 (a Saturday) on West, East or Main Ave.

DUI Checkpoint Starts 7 PM July 5 (a Saturday) on West, East or Main Ave.

The Norwalk Police Department announced Friday on the department's Facebook pages that it will be conducting a DUI checkpoint from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday on either East, West or Main Avenues.

In response to questions posted on Facebook, a department spokesperson said announcing the checks is a state requirement, that the timing of the checks is influenced by various factors, including available personnel,

According to the department:

"Every 53 minutes on average, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash (9,878 people in total in 2011).

"Every 90 seconds, someone is injured because of this entirely preventable crime."



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