Are checkpoints in Spring Break’s future?

Special to the PRESS

Can area visitors and residents expect checkpoints during Spring Break 2013? According to officials, it’s too early to determine that for sure, but some area leaders believe that checkpoints could save lives, money (in the form of preventative deterrence) and deter possible troublemakers from spoiling spring break for other beachgoers.

South Padre Island Government Affairs Consultant Clint Smith said there is much work to be done for these checkpoints to become a reality, and the effort will require collaboration from local and state authorities.

Researching other areas that have implemented the checkpoints is important to be efficient as well as safe with large crowds that arrive for spring break, Smith said.

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