for immediate release
August 1, 2002

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Motorists on US Highway 98 should anticipate brief travel delays west of Hurlburt Field on Friday night, August 9, due to a Traffic Safety Checkpoint. Officers of the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the Florida Department of Transportation will be staffing the checkpoint during the late night and early morning hours of Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10.

Eastbound drivers at the checkpoint may be asked to provide their driver license, vehicle registration, and proof of insurance. Officers at that location will be on the lookout for impaired drivers, seat belt and child restraint violations, burned-out lights and other equipment violation, as well as any condition that affects public safety.

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for more information contact Rick Hord, Public Information Officer

(850) 651-7420

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