The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from a recent Sobriety Checkpoint held in Schuylkill County.
The check point was set up on July 30 in West Penn Township. Officers contacted a total of 577 vehicles. Of the 21 motorists detained, five operators were tested, with all arrested, for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol. Officers also issued 10 traffic citations, made two criminal arrests and issued nine warnings. Six county law enforcement agencies were represented by 14 officers.
Sobriety checkpoints and Roving DUI patrols will also be conducted through Aug. 8 on state routes 61, 183, 901, 209, 309, 443, 895, 125, 25, 924 and 54.
Travelers are reminded to dial 911 if they suspect a drunk driver.
To report underage drinking, call 1-888-UNDER21.
The sobriety checkpoints and Roving DUI patrols are funded through the state Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).