Police Beat (May 24)

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Trespassing

May 20    BYU officers responded to a report of a suspicious person in the area of the MTC. After locating the individual, officers determined that the person was authorized to be there.

May 14    Persons found in the area of the Crabtree Building after hours were asked to leave and were escorted from the area around 10:14 p.m.

Theft

May 17   A tennis racket was reported stolen in BYU Lot 33. Officers checked the area and took a report.

Fraud

May 17   There is an ongoing investigation involving a reported credit card fraud in the Brimhall Building.

Memorial Weekend DUI Enforcement

The Provo Police Department announced on its website that officers will be conducting a DUI/Drivers’ License Checkpoint on Friday, May 24 at a location within city limits.

The police plan to use DUI checkpoints as an enforcement tool in reducing the number of persons killed and injured in crashes caused by impaired drivers. As officers screen drivers through the check point, those caught driving while impaired “can expect to be arrested, have thier driver license suspended, their vehicle insurance increase, as well as fines, fees, and other very costly expenses,” the department said.

According to the Utah Highway Safety Office, the number of alcohol-impaired driver deaths increased 56 percent between 2010 and 2011 and alcohol-impaired driver crashes were 5.4 times more likely to be fatal than other crashes.

Police Chief Rick Gregory wants people to know the dangers and consequences of holiday drinking and driving.

“Driving while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs can result in innocent people being seriously injured or killed. Our officers will be out in force this Memorial Day Holiday Weekend,” he wrote. “If you drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs to the extent that you are impaired, you will be stopped and arrested. Please take the time to plan for a safe evening, use designated drivers, public transportation or taxi services.”

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