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DUI Checkpoints Set for NASCAR Weekend

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Categories:  News Office of Highway Safety Safety and Homeland Security

Dover – Nineteen (19) people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs Friday night (Sept. 21st)  during the 13th week of the 2012 Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI prevention campaign.  This brings the total DUI arrests made as part of the campaign to 173.  Statewide, there have been over 3,600 DUI arrests made in Delaware this year.

In addition to the checkpoint DUI arrests last weekend, officers apprehended 3 wanted individuals,  and issued 30 citations for various other traffic violations.

As Dover gets ready for NASCAR at the Monster Mile, OHS and law enforcement have two checkpoints scheduled to take place next weekend to remind everyone to Drive Sober and Arrive Alive. They are scheduled for:

Friday September 28th –  Harrington – (multi-jurisdictional effort) – Checkpoint

Wilmington – (NCCo DUI Task Force)- Checkpoint

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, 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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