Even though St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday, statewide DUI enforcement will continue through the upcoming weekend.
A total of three sobriety checkpoints and 124 DUI saturation patrols are scheduled to be conducted by 25 state and local law enforcement agencies. Last year, police arrested a total of 45 individuals for DUI during St. Patrick’s Day enforcement activities.
Last weekend, 27 individuals were arrested for DUI during New Castle County’s DUI Task Force DUI checkpoints and patrols.
In 2010, 38 percent (38 of 101) of all vehicle deaths in Delaware were alcohol related, according to the Office of Highway Safety. Since January 1st of this year, there have not been any alcohol-related traffic deaths compared to six this time last year. For more information on OHS’s year round DUI efforts go to www.ohs.delaware.gov .