Halloween 2019 DUI Checkpoint Results

(Dover, Del.) October 28, 2019 – The Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) coordinated DUI checkpoints in all three counties on Saturday, October, 26th, from 10 p.m. until Sunday, October 27th, at 2 a.m. the following morning.

Working together with the Delaware State Police and local law enforcement, OHS supported three DUI checkpoints across the state.

OHS is pleased to report that Checkpoint Strikeforce was extremely successful. The statewide media coverage was a deterrent that discouraged many impaired drivers from taking to the highways. In Delaware, officers made 10 DUI arrests and netted an additional 44 traffic arrests or citations for various infractions, including 15 seatbelt assessments, and 7 drug arrests.

“OHS thanks the Delaware State Police and local law enforcement agencies who manned the checkpoints to keep impaired drivers off of our roadways,” – Kimberly Chesser, Director, Delaware Office of Highway Safety.

OHS will coordinate the next Checkpoint Strikeforce effort on November 20, 2019. Three DUI checkpoints will occur statewide to deter individuals from driving while impaired.

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Media Contact:
Cynthia Cavett, Marketing Specialist II & Public Information Officer
Delaware Office of Highway Safety
Cynthia.Cavett@delaware.gov
302-744-2740

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 About the Delaware Office of Highway SafetyPicture of Drive Sober, Arrive Alive DEThe Office of Highway Safety (OHS) is committed to improving the safety of Delaware’s motoring public by focusing on behavioral traffic safety issues such as impaired driving, seat belt use, speeding, child passenger safety, pedestrian and bicycle safety, motorcycle safety, and teen driving issues. FAQs can be found at ArriveAliveDE.com.