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Police Plan Halloween Weekend DUI Checkpoints

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The Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task force will conduct impaired
driving enforcement operations over the Halloween weekend, from Friday, Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 1, PennDOT officials announced Thursday.drunk driving DUI

The enforcement operations will include sobriety checkpoints, roving DUI patrols, and the Cops in Shops underage drinking enforcement initiative.

“In addition to protecting roadways from impaired drivers, law enforcement urges all drivers to look out for trick-or-treaters and pedestrians,” a news release from PennDOT’s Sean Brown indicated.

The task force is comprised of dozens of police departments from throughout the
Lehigh Valley along with PennDOT, the business community and health care representatives.

“The task force is committed to reducing the number of impaired driving crashes, injuries and fatalities in Lehigh and Northampton counties,” the news release said.

Methods used to achieve that goal include:

• Educating the public on the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and DUI laws
• Deterring motorists from driving after consuming alcohol or drugs
• Apprehending motorists who violate Pennsylvania laws

The operations are part of the Pennsylvania High Visibility Enforcement Program and are funded partly by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s statewide distribution of $4.6 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Please visit for more information.


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