Coastal Sussex DUI Check Points

by Dave on July 1, 2008

ohs_logo_2004_v1_cmyk_small1.jpgCoastalSussex.com would like to post the following information about July 4th DUI check points from the Delaware Office of Highway Safety:

DUI Checkpoints Scheduled for 4th of July Weekend

 

Preliminary results show 19 arrested for DUI in campaign’s 1st weekend

Dover – More than 200 people die in alcohol-related crashes over the 4th of July holiday weekend in this country, and last year that number included 1 person killed in a Delaware crash. In an effort to reach zero alcohol-related fatalities this holiday weekend three DUI checkpoints are scheduled to occur statewide as part of the Office of Highway Safety’s 2008 “Checkpoint Strikeforce” impaired driving prevention campaign.

They are scheduled for:

Friday July 4th – Newport (NcCo DUI Task Force

Saturday July 5th – Wilmington (DSP Troop 1); Milford (Milford PD)

Preliminary results from the campaign’s inaugural weekend (June 27 & 28) show that law enforcement officers statewide arrested a total of 19 people for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs. Results from 5 of the 6 checkpoints scheduled are in at this time. Reporting agencies include the NcCo DUI Task Force, Delaware State Police Troop 3, Georgetown Police, Millsboro Police and Seaford & Laurel Police departments who conducted a joint checkpoint.

In addition to the 19 DUI arrests, officers apprehended 8 wanted individuals, made 19 drug arrests, 5 felony arrests, issued 17 seat belt and 6 child restraint citations as well as 76 citations for various other traffic violations.

Now in its seventh year, “Checkpoint Strikeforce” is a multi-state crackdown on impaired drivers coordinated locally by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. Participating law enforcement agencies are conducting weekly DUI checkpoints through New Year’s Eve, and monthly checkpoints in the spring, all with the goal of at deterring impaired drivers and arresting DUI offenders.

“Checkpoint Strikeforce” is also one of the three major safety initiatives under the “120 Days of Summer HEAT” campaign targeting violators of Delaware’s traffic laws. Traffic deaths kill and injure Delawareans nearly twice as often as violent crimes.

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