Two DUI checkpoints set for this weekend
Two sobriety checkpoints are scheduled for this weekend in south-central Pennsylvania as part of Pennsylvania's "drive sober or get pulled over" DUI crackdown as Labor Day approaches, according to the Center for Traffic Safety.
The checkpoints will be held in Adams County sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the center.
Sobriety checkpoints, roving DUI patrols and other DUI enforcement activities are funded with federal grant money distributed by the state Department of Transportation and are established on roads that have high rates of impaired-driving crashes and arrests, according to the center.
DUI checkpoints are announced in advance but other enforcement activities may not be.
There were 52,636 DUI arrests in Pennsylvania in 2014, according to the news release, which stated that while PennDOT data shows alcohol-related crashes are trending downward over the past decade, drug-related crashes are increasing each year.
Statewide in 2014, there were 4,696 drugged (legal and illegal) driving crashes in Pennsylvania involving people using both legal and illegal drugs, according to the center, and 20,691 drugged-driving arrests.
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