University Police to hold sobriety checkpoint Friday

University Police (UP) will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on campus Friday in an effort to keep USF’s streets safer, UP spokeswoman Lt. Meg Ross said.

This is the first one this summer, Ross said. She said UP conducts sobriety checkpoints about twice a month during the school year.

“Generally, the sobriety checkpoints lead to very few arrests,” Ross said. “But the main point of having them is to deter impaired driving.”

UP began holding sobriety checkpoints approximately three years ago, when Chief of Police Tom Longo began working at USF, she said.

The checkpoint will be held at an undisclosed location on campus from 1:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Any impaired driver identified during the checkpoint will be arrested and prosecuted, Ross said.

Jenna Withrow