The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following information from recent Roving DUI Patrols held in Schuylkill County.
On May 11, 34 vehicles were contacted and detained. Three drivers were tested and one arrested for suspected drunken driving. Officers issued 13 traffic citations and issued 22 warnings. Three police departments, represented by three officers participated in the patrol.
A second roving patrol was conducted on May 12, when 51 vehicles were contacted and detained. Six drivers were tested and three arrested for suspected drunken driving. Officers issued 23 traffic citations, made 3 criminal arrests and issued 28 warnings. Six police departments, represented by six officers participated in the patrol.
Sobriety checkpoints and Roving DUI patrols will also be conducted through May 21 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 drunken 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).