Greenwood police will be operating DUI checkpoints this week, returning to an approach they haven’t used in a while, said Greenwood Police Department Public Information Officer Jonathan Link.
Link said the department hasn’t run their own checkpoints in a while but are trying this as a different approach to monitoring traffic and trying to catch traffic offenders.
“In the summertime, a lot more people are out there hitting the road and going out drinking,” Link said.
In compliance with a 1990 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Greenwood Police Department announced Tuesday on Facebook that officers will be operating sobriety checkpoints during the early hours today and again Saturday and Sunday.
Police will focus on the areas of New Market, Phoenix, Grier and Pelzer streets, Central and Laurel avenues and the Crosscreek Connector.
Link said locations are chosen by looking at historical data of where DUI arrests have been made in the past.
Police are also targeting areas not normally focused on, to see what traffic trends are like in those areas, he said.