Two DUI Arrests Made at Sobriety Checkpoint in Millcreek Township Friday Night
Two DUI and two drug-related arrests were made during a DUI sobriety checkpoint in Millcreek Township Friday.
The sobriety checkpoint was set up along W. 8 St. between Pittsburgh Ave. and Peninsula Dr. in the area of Villa Maria High School between 10:30 p.m. and 3 a.m. It was conducted by Millcreek Township Police, Erie County Detectives, Erie International Airport Police and the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
The checkpoint resulted in two DUI arrests, two drug-related arrests, four traffic citations and four written warnings.
The location of the DUI checkpoint was picked base don crash statistics and frequency of DUI arrests, according to the District Attorney's Office.
It said the publicized events are meant to deter impaired driving, not to increase arrests. DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols have been proven to lower the number of people killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes, the District Attorney's Office said.
Funding for the checkpoint was provided by Erie County and a highway safety grant from PennDOT.
Additional checkpoints are planned throughout Erie County during 2019 and 2020. Drivers will see special DUI campaigns around Halloween, Super Bowl Sunday, Cinco de Mayo, Thanksgiving Eve and at local events identified with DUI problems.