Dover – Twenty one (21) people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs during the eighth weekend of the 2012 Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI prevention campaign. This brings the total DUI arrests made as part of the campaign to 107. Statewide, there have been over 3,100 DUI arrests made in Delaware this year.
In addition to the checkpoint DUI arrests last weekend, officers issued 1 cell phone citation, apprehended 6 wanted individuals, made 4 drug arrests, issued 6 seat belt citations, and issued 42 citations for various other traffic violations.
Two checkpoints are scheduled to take place the weekend of August 24th. They are scheduled for:
Friday August 24th – Newport – (NCCo DUI Task Force)- checkpoint
Saturday August 25th – Georgetown- (multi-jurisdictional effort)- checkpoint
Checkpoint Strikeforce is a regional sobriety checkpoint campaign aimed at arresting DUI offenders, by 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.