DUI checkpoints statewide this Labor Day Weekend in Delaware

Delaware State Police Checkpoint StrikeForce (Delaware State Police Dept.)

The Delaware Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and local law enforcement agencies statewide to get drunk drivers off the roads and help save lives.

This Labor Day Weekend, Delaware State Police and local law enforcement statewide will coordinate DUI checkpoints in all three counties on Saturday into Sunday morning from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. as part of the high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Sussex County’s checkpoint will take place on Route 24 in Millsboro, while Kent County’s will be set up on Route 13 in Camden, and New Castle’s on Route 40 in Newark.

So far this year, there has been 4 confirmed DUI fatalities and over 600 DUI-related crashes and over 300 related injuries.

Just a month ago, Checkpoint StrikeForce saw over 2,500 vehicles come through their activation. The statewide DUI checkpoints resulted in 7 DUI arrests, 15 drug-related arrests, and 125 other arrests including 8 wanted-person apprehensions.