Week 4 results for checkpoint strikeforce

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Dover, DE – Nine (9) people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs during the fourth weekend of the 2012 Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI prevention campaign. This brings the total DUI arrests made as part of the campaign to 42. Statewide, there have been over 2,600 DUI arrests made in Delaware this year.

In addition to the checkpoint DUI arrests, officers issued 4 citations for underage drinking, issued 3 cell phone citations, apprehended 3 wanted individuals, made 5 drug arrests, issued 6 seat belt citations, and issued 49 citations for various other traffic violations.

Three checkpoints are scheduled to take place the weekend of July 27th. They are scheduled for:

Friday July 27th:
• Bear (DSP)- checkpoint
• Seaford (multi-jurisdictional effort)- checkpoint

Saturday July 28th:
• Harrington (multi-jurisdictional effort)- checkpoint

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.