Pennsylvania State Police Troop M Announces DUI Checkpoint
In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related fatal and serious crashes, and to reduce the number of intoxicated drivers on Pennsylvania’s highways, the Pennsylvania State Police announced today that they will be conducting an upcoming DUI checkpoint.
The sobriety checkpoint is intended to maintain a safe environment for the motoring public according to the Pennsylvania State Police.
In a release, the Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem announced the dates for the DUI checkpoint. The times will be between the dates of Wednesday November 27, 2019 and Sunday December 1, 2019, in either Lehigh County or Northampton County.
According to the Pennsylvania State Police, a sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulate facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired drivers.
The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M urges travelers to “Think before You Drink” and be mindful of our continuing efforts to enforce the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s legal blood alcohol limit of 0.08% while operating a motor vehicle. Anyone under the age of 21 that chooses to operate a motor vehicle with any amount of alcohol in their system, could suffer severe criminal penalties.