Police checkpoint, Currituck
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Also lending assistance at the checkpoint was the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile Unit, or “BAT” Mobile. The RV-sized vehicle is equipped with an office for the county magistrate and several breath alcohol testing machines. The BAT Mobile, which was one of several the state maintains, falls under the state’s Department of Health and Human Services. In this photo, BAT Coordinator Bryon Varnell holds a field sobriety test kit that police officers use. If a motorist fails the field test he or she is brought into the BAT and tested using a more advanced testing machine, in background.