UP to conduct DUI checkpoint

University Police, along with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, is conducting an on-campus DUI checkpoint this weekend from 10 p.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Sunday, a UP press release stated.

The checkpoint is the second on campus this semester. UP is working with HCSO in its “Operation 3D” (Don’t Drink and Drive) initiative to catch impaired drivers.

Drivers can also expect officers patrolling campus, looking for checkpoint avoiders.

UP conducted the semester’s first DUI checkpoint in early September and didn’t catch any impaired drivers. UP issued five citations for minor traffic violations. No arrests were made.

UP also handed out gift bags to designated drivers.

The first DUI checkpoint was conducted on Maple Drive, just south of Fletcher Avenue. The release did not state where this weekend’s checkpoint will be conducted.

Hillsborough County leads the state of Florida in alcohol-related deaths and traffic crashes involving impaired drivers, according to the HCSO.

Two years ago, in one of the campus’ most deadly accidents, two USF students were killed in an alcohol-related traffic crash.

Calls to University Police were not immediately returned Thursday afternoon.