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Arrests, citations made in W. Manchester Twp. DUI checkpoint

York Dispatch

A DUI checkpoint situated at the border of York City and West Manchester Township netted 12 arrests and 12 citations last week, according to officials.

West Manchester Township Police said in a news release Tuesday, July 10, that the checkpoint in the 1100 block of Roosevelt Avenue on Friday, July 6, resulted in 235 motorists being contacted.

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2011 file photo, a car approaches a sobriety checkpoint set up along a busy street in Albuquerque, N.M. A prestigious scientific panel is recommending that states significantly lower their drunken driving thresholds as part of a blueprint to eliminate the “entirely preventable” 10,000 alcohol-impaired driving deaths in the United States each year. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Of those, 40 drivers were detained for additional investigation, and from there officers made eight arrests for DUI and four arrests for drug possession, according to the release.

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The department said 12 traffic citations also were issued. Additionally, one person was arrested on an outstanding warrant and another was arrested on a probation violation.

The checkpoint ran from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., and officers from York City, Northern York County Regional, York Area Regional and Newberry Township police departments as well as state police,  the York County Sheriff's Office and York County Probation assisted in the detail, the release states.

West Manchester Township Police conducted the DUI checkpoint in conjunction with the Center for Traffic Safety, according to police.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.