Sobriety Checkpoint Slated For York County

Municipal police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint in York County during the upcoming weekend as part of the Center for Traffic Safety's Sobriety Checkpoint and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program. 

The enforcement operation will be held sometime between 6 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Sunday, and is part of a statewide campaign known as "Operation Safe Holiday."

"Operation Safe Holiday" was introduced in 2004, when it was rolled out as a one-day safety and sobriety checkpoint effort on Thanksgiving eve. The campaign has since evolved into a comprehensive mobilization that comprises the entire holiday season and targets impaired driving, aggressive driving, and unbelted occupants.

Stepped-up DUI enforcement will be conducted throughout the three-county area of Adams, Lancaster, and York during the remainder of "Operation Safe Holiday," which continues through Jan. 2, 2013.

Sobriety checkpoints, roving DUI patrols, "Cops in Shops," and other enforcement activities organized as part of this program are funded with federal grant money provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and established on sections of roadway which have proven to be high incidence for impaired drivers both in terms of crashes and arrests. Sobriety checkpoints are announced in advance, but roving DUI patrols, "Cops in Shops" operations, and other related enforcement activities may or may not be announced in advance.

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