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DUI checkpoint set up in American Fork Canyon



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UTAH COUNTY -- The Utah County Sheriff's Office wants to take drunk drivers off the road this holiday weekend.

Deputies set up a sobriety checkpoint on State Road 92 in American Fork Canyon Saturday afternoon. The checkpoint will run into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Deputies say most of the stops are just 20 to 30 seconds, unless they see or smell anything suspicious inside the vehicle.

Suspected drunk drivers will be given field sobriety tests, and confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested.

Deputies say they see a lot of impaired drivers in the canyon during holiday weekends.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon, with the Utah County Sheriff's Office, said, "Historically we've found, I hate to describe it as a lot of success. There's a lot of people coming here intending to do something they shouldn't be doing."

Deputies want to keep the roads safe for everyone, as well as raise public awareness.

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