Area Police Patrol for DUI’s as part of national campaign
Weekend enforcements for DUI’s will continue on weekends as part of a national campaign called “Over the Limit, Under Arrest.”
Area police arrested 13 people for allegedly driving while intoxicated during the Labor Day holiday and County DUI enforcement team coordinator William C. Solomon said the state’s restriction of driving with a 0.08 percent blood alcohol content will continue to be enforced.
Solomon said there was a driver’s checkpoint Friday on Route 442, Clarkstown, where officers stopped 88 drivers and tested a few of them for sobriety.
All five of the drivers were given field sobriety tests in Clarkstown and arrested for driving under the influence of intoxicants.
“Two of the motorists were evaluated by a (drug recognition expert) and found to have been impaired by drugs,” Solomon said. One was suspected of marijuana use and the other a combination of marijuana and another prescription drug according to police reports.
Besides DUI, a driver also was arrested for fleeing police, as they allegedly fled the checkpoint and led an officer pursuit into Muncy Borough.
Solomon said there were multiple roving patrols throughout the past two weekends. Police arrested eight drivers after they were given field sobriety tests for DUI.
One of them allegedly was under the influence of marijuana, the drug recognition expert reported.
Fifteen total drivers were stopped by roving officers, according to Solomon.