Howard Co. police to conduct sobriety checkpoint

Howard County police announced Wednesday they plan to conduct a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location this weekend.

Police said the checkpoint is part of the department's traffic safety initiative, and will be clearly marked with signs, lights and uniformed officers.

The department conducts several checkpoints throughout the year, according to police.

In 2013, police arrested 1,165 individuals for driving under the influence, and 27 percent of fatal collisions in the county in 2013 were alcohol-related.

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