Dover – Ten people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs during week two of a statewide NFL Playoff enforcement mobilization, coordinated by the Office of Highway Safety (OHS). This brings the total number of DUI arrests for the first two weeks of Playoff enforcement activities to 16.
Delaware State Police made four of the DUI arrests, while Georgetown, Harrington, Millsboro, Milton, and Seaford Police officers made the other 6 arrests during DUI saturation patrols conducted over the weekend. These agencies as well as the remaining 22 participating police agencies also issued 18 citations for seat belt violations and 364 citations for other criminal and traffic violations. Among these other charges were two for resisting arrest, one for attempted theft, and one for criminal mischief. Police also apprehended at least two wanted individuals, and one of the suspects arrested for DUI was also charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and drug paraphernalia.
On January 18th, Twenty-six state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies will conduct saturation patrols anywhere from 4 to 9 p.m during the NFL Playoff Championship games. Additional saturation patrols will be scheduled for Super Bowl Sunday along with a sobriety checkpoint to be conducted by the New Castle County DUI Task Force.
The NFL Playoff enforcement mobilization is the first activity under the 2009 Checkpoint Strikeforce, impaired driving prevention campaign.