Dover – A total of 116 people were arrested statewide last week for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. Of those 116 individuals, six were arrested at DUI checkpoints conducted by the New Castle County DUI Task Force. Officers also made five drug arrests, apprehended one wanted individual, and seized one weapon. Statewide, there have been 2,630 DUI arrests made in Delaware this year.
DUI checkpoints continue and are scheduled for:
Friday August 28 – Wilmington- (NCCTF)
Saturday August 29- Seaford- (DSP Troop 5)
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 is a six month long effort coordinated locally by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety and involves setting up weekly DUI checkpoints & patrols statewide. Delaware had 4,086 DUI arrests statewide for 2014.
For a list of DUI checkpoints in your area text CHECKPOINT to 99000 or for a list of cabs text TAXI to 99000. More information and resources on Checkpoint Strikeforce can be found at www.ohs.delaware.gov, www.ArrriveAliveDE.com. Follow regular campaign updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DEHighwaySafe, Facebook www.facebook.com/ArriveAliveDE, and subscribe to YouTube channel DelawareOHS.