Sobriety checkpoints, DUI patrols scheduled for Labor Day weekend


Sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols in York County will be on the lookout for people driving while drunk or on drugs Labor Day weekend.

The checkpoints and patrols will be held in York and Lancaster counties sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Monday, which is Labor Day, according to the York County Center for Traffic Safety.

The center, which covers York, Lancaster, Adams and Lebanon counties, works with local law enforcement on initiates such as this one.

Around the state, last year's Labor Day weekend saw 144 alcohol-related crashes, killing 16 people, and 44 drug-related crashes killing three, according to the state Department of Transportation.

According to the release, alcohol-related DUI crashes have steadily dropped over recent decades, but drug-related crashes and arrests have been on the rise, now comprising about 40 percent of DUI arrests, the release states.

— Reach Sean Cotter at