Dover – The Labor Day holiday kept Delaware law enforcement officers busy around the state with 65 DUI arrests and citing over 900 motorists for other traffic citations. Enforcement activities included DUI checkpoints and patrols as part of Checkpoint Strikeforce, the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI crackdown, and Seat Belt enforcement campaigns which all ran between August 17 to September 3rd.
Officers not only arrested a combined total of 65 individuals for DUI, but also issued a total of 282 seat belt citations, 72 cell phone citations, 14 child restraint citations, apprehended a total of 28 wanted persons, seized 2 weapons, made 29 drug arrests, 3 underage drinking arrests, 3 felony arrests, and issued another 917 other traffic citations.
Four DUI checkpoints are scheduled to take place next weekend as Checkpoint Strikeforce continues. They are scheduled as follows:
Friday September 7th – Christiana – (NcCo DUI Task Force) – checkpoint
Smyrna- (multi-jurisdictional effort)- checkpoint
Saturday September 8th – Dover -(multi-jurisdictional effort)- checkpoint
Rehoboth Beach (DSP)- checkpoint
Those convicted of a first time DUI offense in Delaware can expect to lose their driver’s license for up to three months, attend an 8-week DUI treatment class and pay nearly 4-thousand dollars in court, treatment, DMV, and lawyer’s fees.