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 May 7 and officers contacted a total of 734 vehicles. Of the 18 motorists detained, one operator was tested, and arrested, for driving under the influence of alcohol. Officers also arrested three juveniles for underage drinking, issued six traffic citations, made two criminal arrests and issued 12 warnings. Five county law enforcement agencies were represented by 11 officers.
Sobriety checkpoints and Roving DUI patrols will also be conducted through May 16 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).