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Week 2 Results for Checkpoint Strikeforce

Date Posted: Thursday, July 18th, 2013
Categories:  News Office of Highway Safety Safety and Homeland Security

Dover –  Twelve (12) people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs during the second weekend of the 2013 Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI prevention campaign.  This brings the total DUI arrests made as part of the campaign to 22.  Statewide, there have been over 2,200 DUI arrests made in Delaware this year.

In addition to the checkpoint DUI arrests, officers apprehended 2 wanted individuals, made 2 drug arrests, issued 4 seat belt citations, and issued 34 citations for various other traffic violations.

Two checkpoints are scheduled to take place the weekend of July 19th – 21st.   They are scheduled for:

Friday July 19th –   Wilmington- New Castle County DUI Task Force

Saturday July 20th –  Milford – Milford PD

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 and follow regular campaign updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DEHighwaySafe  and Facebook www.facebook.com/ArriveAliveDE.

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