DUI checkpoint set up in American Fork Canyon

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

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.

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast