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State police to conduct holiday DUI checkpoints


Holiday checkpoint Nov. 24 to 28

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M – Bethlehem, will conduct a DUI checkpoint campaign Nov. 24 to 28 within Lehigh County.

A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein state troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impairment.

As part of the program Selective Traffic Enforcement Against Drunk Drivers, each PSP Troop conducts sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols within their respective command areas with the goal to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related fatal and serious crashes.

The Pennsylvania State Police is committed to maintaining a safe environment for the motoring public. This sobriety checkpoint is intended to achieve this goal.

Motorists are reminded of the mandates of Title 75 Section 3733, fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, which stipulates any driver of a motor vehicle who willfully fails or refuses to bring their vehicle to a stop, or who otherwise flees or attempts to elude a pursuing police officer, commits an offense, graded up to a felony of the third Degree, which carries a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, a $15,000 fine and restitution for damages and/or injuries sustained as a result of the pursuit.