JPD rolling out BAT mobile to curb impaired driving

JPD rolling out BAT mobile to curb impaired driving

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Jonesboro police hope the BAT Mobile will help them put the brakes on drunk drivers.

Friday night and Saturday morning, Sept. 9-10, officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints using the Breath Alcohol Testing (BAT) Mobile.

The 44-foot, self-contained vehicle is based at the Black River Technical College's Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas but is used by law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

The BAT Mobile features four cameras which continuously record the sobriety checkpoint, according to Paul Holmes, public information specialist for the Jonesboro Police Department.

Officers who have received specialized drug recognition training can field test drivers suspected of prescription or illegal drug impairment.

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