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Posted on: November 30, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Thanksgiving Eve Sobriety Checkpoint Reveals Intoxicated Drivers, Infant Outside of Car Seat

A sobriety checkpoint on Thanksgiving Eve in Lancaster County netted several arrests and citations as police targeted intoxicated drivers partying for the holiday.

A task force of local municipal police officers stopped numerous vehicles Wednesday night and early Thursday morning at a location on Columbia Avenue in Lancaster Township, according to Lancaster County Assistant District Attorney Ande Gonzalez, who also was at the checkpoint.

(Several photos, courtesy of Greg Leaman, a lieutenant with Lancaster Township Fire, can be found on @BrettHambright Twitter feed.)

The results:
- Seven drivers were arrested for DUI.
- Three drivers were charged with having children as passengers, without car seats. At least one child was a newborn being carried by her mother.
- One driver charged with driving on a suspended license due to a prior DUI.
- One person charged with driving without a license.

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is typically one of the biggest drinking/party nights of the year.

Lancaster Township Fire provide lighting and other assistance at the scene.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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