Dover – Five (5) people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs last weekend as part of the 2012 Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI prevention campaign. This brings the total DUI arrests made in the campaign to 310. Statewide, there have been over 4,600 DUI arrests made in Delaware this year.
In addition to the checkpoint DUI arrests, officers issued 1 cell phone citation, apprehended 1 wanted individual, made 2 drug arrests, issued 2 seat belt citations, and 26 citations for various other traffic violations.
Three checkpoints are scheduled to take place the weekend of December 15th. They are scheduled for:
Friday December 14th – Newark- (NCCo DUI Task Force)- checkpoint
Saturday December 15th – Seaford- (multi-jurisdictional effort)- checkpoint
Dover- (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.ohs.delaware.gov, www.DUIRealTime.com/SafeHolidays and follow regular campaign updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DEHighwaySafe and Facebook www.facebook.com/ArriveAliveDE.