State Police to Crack Down on Drunk Drivers This Weekend with DUI Checkpoints and Patrols

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Pa. (EYT) – In an effort to reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities caused by impaired driving, the Pennsylvania State Police will participate in the 6 State Trooper Project – Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Enforcement Weekend which began on Friday, December 7, 2018, and continues through Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Troopers in Pennsylvania will focus on high DUI-related crash areas and utilize DUI checkpoints and high-visibility saturation patrols in an effort to deter impaired driving. Last year DUI-related fatal crashes in Pennsylvania killed 293 and injured 6,565 people.

The 6-State Trooper Project is a multi-state law enforcement partnership aimed at providing combined and coordinated law enforcement and security services in the areas of highway safety, criminal patrol and intelligence sharing.

Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol continues to be a problem on Pennsylvania roadways.

“By increasing our enforcement efforts, we endeavor to make our roadways safer and therefore a more enjoyable experience during the holiday season and throughout the year,” said the state police in a release issued Friday.

In addition to the fines and costs, your driver’s license could be suspended, and you could receive jail time for DUI offenses. If injuries result from a vehicle crash, while under the influence, then fines and penalties will be increased.

Motorist are reminded that enforcement continues throughout the year.

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