Haverford Police Announce DUI Checkpoints in Delco

The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce will establish the checkpoints starting Monday.

According to a press release to the media, the Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce will conduct DUI checkpoints the week of November 19 within Springfield Township.

The press release was issued by the Haverford Township Police Department on November 16 and did not indicate at what times and locations the checkpoints will take place.

The DUI Taskforce includes four other municipalities—Haverford, Marple, Newtown, and Radnor. It has been in operation since September 2009, during which time it has conducted 36 operations. The taskforce has made 79 arrests for DUI, issued 29 citations for underage drinking, and written over 900 additional citations and warnings for other offenses.

According to the release, “the purpose of the Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce is to save lives on the roadways and reduce injuries by aggressively enforcing DUI laws. Sobriety checkpoints are a proactive visual deterrent while also removing impaired drivers; roving patrols are traffic details with the main goals to spot and stop possible impaired drivers before they can cause harm to innocent unsuspecting motorists traveling on our roadways.”

Please check back with Haverford-Havertown Patch for any updates regarding the DUI checkpoint.

JEFFREY November 19, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Good idea. The more checkpoints, the better and safer we'll all be.
JEFFREY November 21, 2012 at 08:43 AM
Yes, JDBroomall, i was very serious. There are many checkpoints from now till January 1st. and I already saw 3 checkpoints with many cars pulled over, getting citations for running red lights, failure to yeld, speeding, driving in both lanes (to some extent) and even tailgating. I saw 3 front end smash ups yesterday. Drive carefully and defensively and have a happy holiday season.
Timber November 22, 2012 at 07:20 AM
With that logic there should be a checkpoint on every corner in America, 24/7! Maybe every time you decide to go for a drive you should be checked and screened for my safety ,of course. FYI, suspicion-less roadblocks are instituted primarily for education and deterrence. Apprehension is ancillary and your safety is not on the radar.


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