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Results of roving DUI patrols set

Published November 17. 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 a roving patrol held in Schuylkill County on Nov. 12.

Officers from three county law enforcement departments contacted and detained 31 motorists. Two operators were tested, but no one was arrested for DUI. Officers also issued 21 traffic citations, one seat belt violation and issued 15 warnings.

Roving patrols and sobriety checkpoints will also be conducted through Nov. 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 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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