Two DUI Arrests Made at Sobriety Checkpoint in Edinboro Borough
Two DUI arrests were made during a DUI sobriety checkpoint Friday in Edinboro Borough, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office.
The checkpoint was set up on W. Plum St. from 10:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. It was conducted by Millcreek Township Police, Erie County Detectives, Erie International Airport Police and the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
Three drug-related arrests and four traffic citations or warnings were also issued.
The location of the DUI checkpoint was picked based on 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.