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Checkpoint Strikeforce Efforts Successful

News | Office of Highway Safety | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018



Law enforcement officers from Delaware, Maryland and Virginia participated in Checkpoint Strikeforce and Border to Border DUI enforcement on St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

DUI enforcement over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend nets 15 DUI arrests and 68 additional traffic citations.

Dover, DE. March 26, 2018 – The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) coordinated DUI checkpoints in all three counties on St. Patrick’s Day.

Working together with the Delaware State Police and local law enforcement, OHS supported five DUI checkpoints across the state. In addition, OHS partnered with law enforcement in Maryland and Virginia to patrol the entire length of U.S. 13 from the Virginia line to just north of Harrington, DE as part of the multi-jurisdictional “Border-to-Border” DUI enforcement initiative.

OHS is pleased to report that Checkpoint Strikeforce and Border to Border were extremely successful. The statewide media coverage was a deterrent that discouraged many impaired drivers from taking to the highways. In Delaware, officers made 15 DUI arrests, and netted an additional 68 traffic arrests or citations for other infractions, including 16 drug arrests and the apprehension of one wanted person.

“OHS thanks the Delaware State Police and local law enforcement agencies who manned the checkpoints to keep impaired drivers off of our roadways during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Due to extensive media coverage, lives were saved because, we believe, people heeded and spread the message, and made safe choices.” – Mitch Topal, Marketing Specialist and Public Information Officer, Delaware Office of Public Safety

“As a result of our combined strategies, the Delaware State Police, local law enforcement and the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, we were able to make St. Patrick’s Day weekend safer for Delaware through education, deterrence, proactive patrols and sobriety checkpoints to inform the motoring public on the importance of driving safely.” – Sgt. Rich Bratz, Delaware State Police Public Information Officer

OHS will coordinate the next Checkpoint Strikeforce effort on July 14th, 2018 which will include five DUI checkpoints statewide as well as DUI patrols to deter the public from driving while impaired.

For more information, please visit ohs.delaware.gov and www.arrivealivede.com/Drive-Sober

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Checkpoint Strikeforce Efforts Successful

News | Office of Highway Safety | Date Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018



Law enforcement officers from Delaware, Maryland and Virginia participated in Checkpoint Strikeforce and Border to Border DUI enforcement on St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

DUI enforcement over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend nets 15 DUI arrests and 68 additional traffic citations.

Dover, DE. March 26, 2018 – The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) coordinated DUI checkpoints in all three counties on St. Patrick’s Day.

Working together with the Delaware State Police and local law enforcement, OHS supported five DUI checkpoints across the state. In addition, OHS partnered with law enforcement in Maryland and Virginia to patrol the entire length of U.S. 13 from the Virginia line to just north of Harrington, DE as part of the multi-jurisdictional “Border-to-Border” DUI enforcement initiative.

OHS is pleased to report that Checkpoint Strikeforce and Border to Border were extremely successful. The statewide media coverage was a deterrent that discouraged many impaired drivers from taking to the highways. In Delaware, officers made 15 DUI arrests, and netted an additional 68 traffic arrests or citations for other infractions, including 16 drug arrests and the apprehension of one wanted person.

“OHS thanks the Delaware State Police and local law enforcement agencies who manned the checkpoints to keep impaired drivers off of our roadways during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. Due to extensive media coverage, lives were saved because, we believe, people heeded and spread the message, and made safe choices.” – Mitch Topal, Marketing Specialist and Public Information Officer, Delaware Office of Public Safety

“As a result of our combined strategies, the Delaware State Police, local law enforcement and the Delaware Office of Highway Safety, we were able to make St. Patrick’s Day weekend safer for Delaware through education, deterrence, proactive patrols and sobriety checkpoints to inform the motoring public on the importance of driving safely.” – Sgt. Rich Bratz, Delaware State Police Public Information Officer

OHS will coordinate the next Checkpoint Strikeforce effort on July 14th, 2018 which will include five DUI checkpoints statewide as well as DUI patrols to deter the public from driving while impaired.

For more information, please visit ohs.delaware.gov and www.arrivealivede.com/Drive-Sober

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