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DUI Checkpoint Planned for Bensalem This Weekend

June 7, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Matthew D. Weintraub, 215.348.6344, mdweintraub@buckscounty.org   
  

DUI-checkpoint

Bucks County’s DUI Task Force will conduct its second DUI checkpoint of the year this weekend in Bensalem Township.

From 10 p.m. Friday through 3 a.m. Saturday, 15 officers from six municipal departments and the Pennsylvania State Police will be stopping vehicles in the 600 block of Bristol Pike and checking drivers for signs of impairment.

Any driver appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be subjected to field sobriety tests and possible arrest.

A similar checkpoint conducted this year on St. Patrick’s Day on Route 611 in Warrington Township resulted in the arrests of 12 people on DUI and drug charges.

In addition to the state police, officers participating in this weekend’s checkpoint are from the Bensalem Township, Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, Richland Township, Warrington Township and Warwick Township Police Departments.

The efforts of the task force – the oldest county-wide impaired driving enforcement program in Pennsylvania – are funded largely through a continuing federal safety grant administered through PennDOT.

For more than a decade, Impaired Driving Program grants have been provided through PennDOT and NHTSA, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania DUI Association. The grants help pay for salary reimbursement for officers who participate in the program, as well as for equipment used in DUI enforcement.

 

Office of the District Attorney
Bucks County Justice Center
100 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6344 
Fax: 215-348-6299

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