Delaware law enforcement officers arrested 26 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs during week 11 (Sept. 10 and 11) of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign.


Delaware law enforcement officers arrested 26 individuals for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs during week 11 (Sept. 10 and 11) of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign. Checkpoints were conducted by the New Castle County DUI Task Force, Delaware State Police Troops 6 and 3, and DUI saturation patrols were conducted by Camden and Seaford police departments.

In addition to the 26 DUI arrests, officers issued two citations for underage drinking, apprehended four wanted individuals, made nine drug arrests, eight arrested for felonies, issued 10 seat belt citations, four child restraint citations and 79 citations for various other traffic violations.

Two sobriety checkpoints and three patrols are scheduled to occur next weekend. They are scheduled for:

Friday, Sept. 17: Newark (New Castle County DUI Task Force), checkpoint; Millsboro and Laurel police departments, patrols. Saturday, Sept. 18: Lewes (Delaware State Police Troop 7), checkpoint; Milford, patrols.

Now in its ninth year, “Checkpoint Strikeforce” is a multi-state crackdown on impaired drivers coordinated by the Delaware Office of Highway Safety. The campaign involves weekly sobriety checkpoints and patrols through New Year’s Eve and stepped up enforcement during peak holiday times such as Labor Day, Halloween and the month of December. Twenty-five law enforcement agencies are participating in this year’s campaign.

For more information, visit www.ohs.delaware.gov.