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Week 2 Results for Checkpoint Strikeforce

Date Posted: Thursday, July 12th, 2012
Categories:  News Office of Highway Safety Safety and Homeland Security

Dover – Thirteen (13) people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs during the second weekend of the 2012 Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI prevention campaign.  This brings the total DUI arrests made in the last 2 weeks as part of the campaign to 21.  Statewide, there have been over 2,400 DUI arrests made in Delaware this year.

In addition to the checkpoint DUI arrests, officers issued 3 citations for underage drinking, 3 cell phone citations, apprehended 3 wanted individuals, made 5 drug arrests, issued 39 seat belt citations, and 82 citations for various other traffic violations.

Three checkpoints are scheduled to take place the weekend of July 13th.   They are scheduled for:

Friday July 13th –    Wilmington- (NCCo DUI Task Force)- checkpoint

Saturday July 14th –   Rehoboth- (DSP)- 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 and follow regular campaign updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DEHighwaySafe and Facebook www.facebook.com/ArriveAliveDE.

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