Dover – A total of one hundred people were arrested statewide last week for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. Of those 100 individuals, six (6) were arrested by the New Castle County DUI Task Force at a checkpoint conducted in Newport over the holiday weekend. Police officers also arrested 16 individuals for drugs, apprehended 2 wanted persons, made 1 underage drinking arrest and also made 5 other criminal arrests. Statewide, there have been 1,999 DUI arrests made in Delaware this year.
DUI checkpoints continue and are scheduled for:
Friday July 10 – Newark – (NCCo DUI Task Force)
Saturday July 11 – Dover – (DSP Troop 3)
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.