Dover – Delaware law enforcement officers statewide arrested 11 individuals for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs last weekend (Nov. 9 & 10). The arrests were the result of three sobriety checkpoints conducted in Seaford, Harrington, and Wilmington. This brings the total of DUI arrests under the 2012 Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign to 261. There have been over 4,200 DUI arrests made statewide since January.
In addition to the 11 DUI arrests, officers apprehended 3 wanted individuals, made 6 drug arrests, issued 19 seat belt citations, 11 child restraint citations, and 53 citations for various other traffic violations.
Three sobriety checkpoint are scheduled to occur the third weekend of November. They are as follows:
Friday November 16th North Wilmington (NcCo DUI Task Force)- checkpoint
Dover (multi-jurisdictional effort)- checkpoint
Saturday November 17th Smyrna (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.
For more information on Checkpoint Strikeforce visit www.DUIRealtime.com or www.ohs.delaware.gov and follow regular campaign updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DEHighwaySafe and Facebook www.facebook.com/ArriveAliveDE.