The Delaware Office of Highway Safety announced five DUI checkpoints to be set up Nov. 4 as part of the DOHS’ Checkpoint Strikeforce mobilization.
In 2017, there have been 3,036 DUI arrests statewide and 13 confirmed fatalities related to impaired driving, as of Oct. 21. To keep impaired drivers off the road, DOHS has teamed up with law enforcement across the state to coordinate the five multi-jurisdictional DUI checkpoints Nov. 4, two in New Castle County, one in Kent County and two in Sussex County: Route 7 in Wilmington; Route 72 in Newark; Route 13, Dupont Highway, near Dover; state Route 54 near Fenwick Island; and Concord Road in Seaford.
These checkpoints will be staffed with law enforcement officers to ensure that anyone who is impaired will be arrested and removed from roadways. In addition, a drug recognition expert will be at each checkpoint as well to assist officers in recognizing signs of drug impairment.