Crawford County DUI Task Force Using Checkpoints over Memorial Day Weekend
State Police are looking out for impaired drivers this Memorial Day weekend, as well as the Crawford County DUI Task Force.
The Task Force is cracking down on drunk driving to keep everyone safe this holiday weekend.
Erie News Now stopped by one of their checkpoints in West Mead Township near the Meadville Forging Company.
Police are setting up checkpoints in places where they say a lot of accidents tend to occur during holiday weekends.
State Police are using them to prevent drunk or drugged driving.
"Every year, thousands of people across the country are killed in DUI crashes," said Tad Acker, Cambridge Springs Police Chief. "This is a little bit of awareness for those people that might be out there tonight having one too many that don't have a designated driver; they might have a second thought about it."
The Crawford County DUI Task Force will be setting up more DUI checkpoints Sunday night and Monday.