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Posted on: April 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Police Targeting Impaired Drivers with Checkpoint, Roving Patrols for April 28 Weekend


Law-enforcement officials are planning intoxicated-driving enforcement details in Lancaster County for the weekend of April 28.

A stationary checkpoint is planned for one evening during the Friday-through-Sunday night weekend.

Also, roving patrols of officers will be on the roads targeting impaired drivers throughout the weekend.

The Lancaster County DUI Task Force – a team of local municipal police officers – is conducting the operation.

About 1,500 DUI charges are filed every year in Lancaster County. Last year, 1,581 were filed, according to Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman.

Per the statewide trend, drugged-driving offenses are on the rise.

“Impaired-driving enforcement is and will remain a high priority for my office,” Stedman said Friday.

Individuals drinking alcohol this weekend are encouraged to use convenient phone app services, like Uber and Lyft, or have a designated driver.

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

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