Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Drugs, DUIs, and Other Citations Issued During Sobriety Checkpoints Over the Holiday

Over the holiday(July 1st through July 4th, Members of the Pennsylvania State Police at Hamburg, Jonestown, and Schuylkill Haven conducted sobriety checkpoints in Berks County.

During these checkpoints in the Hamburg Area, Police resulted in issuing the following:

 - One felony arrest for Possession with Intent to Deliver. 155 grams of marijuana, over $2,800 in cash, a scale and packaging material seized.

 - One DUI arrest with possession of cocaine.

 - One alcohol related DUI.

  - Citation for driving under suspension and seven other citations and twenty-three warnings for traffic citations.

A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired drivers.

The goal of a sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related fatal and serious crashes and to reduce the number of DUI drivers on Pennsylvania highways.
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