Jonesboro police using BAT Mobile to crack down on DUIs

BAT Mobile
BAT Mobile

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) --  The Jonesboro Police Department is calling out the BAT Mobile to help stop drunk driving.  They're not using Batman's tricked out ride, but the Black River Technical Center Law Enforcement Training Academy's Breath Alcohol Testing sobriety checkpoint vehicle (BAT mobile).

Officers will use the BAT mobile to conduct sobriety checkpoints around the city starting Tuesday, March 22.  The goal is to crackdown on impaired drivers during spring break.

The checkpoints are expected to last several hours each night.  Motorists may be stopped briefly as police check for alcohol or drug-impaired drivers.  They will also check to ensure all drivers have a valid driver's license and vehicle registration.

The BAT mobile is designed specifically for mobile alcohol testing and has been used around the state of Arkansas.  It is offered at no cost to police agencies.

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