In addition to the checkpoint DUI arrests, officers issued 2 citations for underage drinking violations, apprehended 4 wanted individuals, made 6 drug arrests, 6 felony arrests, issued 11 seat belt citations, 3 child restraint citations, and 79 citations for various other traffic violations.
Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in at least one of the two fatal crashes which occurred this weekend, according to State Police reports. Three people died as a result of the two crashes, one a motorcyclist, and two as passengers in a vehicle police say failed to remain stopped at a stop sign.
Checkpoint Strikeforce is a regional sobriety checkpoint campaign aimed at arresting DUI offenders, and using high visibility enforcement to deter those who would otherwise choose to drink and drive. The campaign, a six month long effort running through New Year’s Eve, involves setting up weekly DUI checkpoints statewide.
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