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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Memphis Police will conduct two Sobriety Roadside Safety Checkpoints Saturday evening between the hours of 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

The first location will be Poplar near Mendenhall and the second location will be Winchester near Kirby.

Memphis Police said impaired driving is a serious crime that kills more than 16,000 people and injures 305,000 others every year in the United States.

MPD officers will evaluate drivers for signs of alcohol or drug impairment, and will also target those who operate a vehicle while impaired and take corrective actions for other violations observed while ensuring the protection of all motorists.

Sobriety checkpoints are highly visible and effective tools in the battle against impaired driving Memphis Police said.

The two checkpoints are 100-percent funded by federal grants funds and is funded under an agreement with the Governor's Highway Safety Office.

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