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DUI taskforce releases statistics

Published March 24. 2010 05:00PM

The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from recent Roving DUI Patrols and a Sobriety Checkpoint held in Schuylkill County.

On March 13, a Roving DUI Patrol contacted and detained a total of 12 vehicles. Four motorists were tested for driving under the influence, with two adults arrested. Officers cited 3 drivers for traffic violations and issued 11 warnings. The patrol was conducted by one law enforcement officer.

A roving patrol was also conducted on March 17, involving six officers from five local departments. A total of 81 vehicles were contacted and detained. Seven operators were tested for possible DUI, with four adults arrested. Officers issued 29 traffic citations, made 5 criminal arrests and issued 50 warnings.

Sobriety checkpoints and Roving DUI patrols 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).

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