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DUI checkpoints set for this weekend in York, Adams counties
Forget zombies and ghouls — the scariest part of Halloween for some drivers could be getting charged with driving under the influence.
Sobriety checkpoints will be held in York and Adams counties this weekend, and a roving DUI patrol will be conducted in Lancaster County, according to the Center for Traffic Safety.
The checkpoints and roving DUI patrol will be held sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the center. The locations of DUI checkpoints are not announced in advance.
The initiatives are funded with federal grant money distributed by the state Department of Transportation and focus on roads that have a high incidence of DUI-related crashes and arrests, according to a news release from the Center for Traffic Safety.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 43 percent of all people killed in vehicle crashes across the country on Halloween night from 2009 to 2013 were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver.
And 19 percent of fatal pedestrian crashes during the same five-year period involved impaired drivers, according to the center.
For more information, visit PennDOT's website at www.justdrivePA.com.
— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at firstname.lastname@example.org.