The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from a Roving DUI Patrol and Sobriety Checkpoint held March 19 in Schuylkill County.
During the roving patrol, a total of 11 vehicles were contacted and detained. No one was tested for driving under the influence. Officers issued four traffic citations and eight warnings. Officers from two county law enforcement departments participated in the patrol.
At the sobriety checkpoint, 14 vehicles were contacted and detained. Six drivers were tested and five arrested for driving under the influence. Officers issued 13 traffic citations and made three criminal arrests. Nine officers from five county law enforcement departments participated in the patrol.
Roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints will also be conducted through March 28 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).