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Results of DUI patrols announced

Published August 03. 2011 05:02PM

The North Central PA Regional DUI Enforcement Program has released the results of Roving DUI Patrols held this past weekend.

On July 29 five officers representing five law enforcement agencies conducted a roving patrol in Schuylkill County. A total of 36 vehicles were contacted and detained. Two operators were tested for possible intoxication, with one adult arrest. Officers also issued eight traffic citations, two seat belt violations, made one criminal arrest and issued 30 warnings.

A second patrol was conducted on July 30, with 22 vehicles contacted and detained. There were no DUI arrests, but officers made one criminal arrest, issued three traffic citations and 19 warnings. Three departments were represented by three officers.

Additional checkpoints will be conducted through Aug. 8 on state routes 61, 183, 901, 209, 1006, 309, 443, 895, 125,25, 924, and 54.

The checkpoints and patrols are funded through the state Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic safety Administration (NHTSA).

The North Central Highway Safety Network reminds travelers to dial 9-1-1 if they suspect a drunk driver. To report suspected underage drinking, call 1-888-UNDER21.

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