Dover, DE – Delaware law enforcement officers statewide arrested 8 individuals for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs last weekend (Nov. 2). The arrests were the result of one sobriety checkpoint held by the New Castle County Task Force. This brings the total of DUI arrests under the 2012 Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign to 250. There have been over 4,100 DUI arrests made statewide since January.
In addition to the 8 DUI arrests, officers apprehended 3 wanted individuals, made 4 drug arrests, issued 3 seat belt citations, 2 child restraint citations, and 33 citations for various other traffic violations.
Three sobriety checkpoint are scheduled to occur the second weekend of November. They are as follows:
Friday November 9th
• Wilmington (NcCo DUI Task Force)- checkpoint
• Seaford (multi-jurisdictional effort)- checkpoint
Saturday November 10th
• 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.