Dover – Seventeen (17) people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs during the fifth weekend of the 2012 Checkpoint Strikeforce DUI prevention campaign. This brings the total DUI arrests made as part of the campaign to 59. Statewide, there have been over 2,800 DUI arrests made in Delaware this year.
In addition to the checkpoint DUI arrests last weekend, officers issued 3 citations for underage drinking, issued 1 cell phone citations, apprehended 9 wanted individuals, made 3 drug arrests, issued 7 seat belt citations, and issued 73 citations for various other traffic violations.
Three checkpoints are scheduled to take place the weekend of August 3rd. They are scheduled for:
Friday August 3rd – Wilmington – (DSP)- checkpoint
Rehoboth Beach- (multi-jurisdictional effort)- checkpoint
Saturday August 4th – Seaford- (multi-jurisdictional effort)- 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.