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Upper Darby announces DUI checkpoints

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Upper Darby Township Police have announced that this weekend, May 30th, 31st and June 1st, that DUI checkpoints have been arranged. Capt. Thomas Johnson of the Upper Darby police force said that “In addition to the ongoing war on drugs, the police department has been increasing its efforts to detect and apprehend the impaired drivers that threaten the safety of our citizens. Over the past few years, intensive training for our officers has been conducted in the area of DUI detection and enforcement.” He carried on his statement and said that, “Upper Darby police is concerned with the quality of life available to our residents and visitors to our community.”

In addition to recent drug arrests Upper Darby police stated that they have arrested 75 drivers for Driving under the Influence of alcohol or controlled substances this year. Johnson continued his statement and said, “Sobriety checkpoints are a proactive visual deterrent to those who would drive while intoxicated. They also remove impaired drivers before they can cause harm to innocent unsuspecting motorists traveling on our roadways.”

Johnson continued to talk about the importance of not driving impaired whether it be with alcohol or over the counter drugs or even prescription medication. He then said, “Read carefully all instruction labels on prescription or over the counter medications before getting behind the wheel,” Johnson said. “And always make arrangements prior to consuming alcohol for a designated driver. Please, arrive alive and don’t risk arrest, injury or death.”

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