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Tag Archives: DUI checkpoints

Drunk Driving Arrests Trending Downward in NE Pennsylvania

As arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) continue to rise in Pennsylvania overall, one region is bucking the trend. In northeastern Pennsylvania, drunk driving arrests have been on the decline over the past five years. The seven-county region saw a drop of about 17 percent since 2010, when 4,701 people were arrested for the […]

How Effective Are DUI Checkpoints?

Labor Day wasn’t likely much of a holiday for the six people arrested at a DUI checkpoint in Lower Macungie Township over the weekend. In addition, of the 91 motorists who were stopped, eight were issued citations. Four of the arrests were for driving under the influence, while the other two were for possession of […]

DUI Checkpoints in Pennsylvania

In the past, there was a great deal of controversy regarding the constitutionality of DUI checkpoints.  Opponents argued that they are an unreasonable search that can occur in the absence of reasonable suspicion and that police utilize them arbitrarily.  Proponents argue they are valuable tools in fighting drunk driving that allow police to target specific […]


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