PR # 09-07
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ronald J. Young Jr.
LEHIGH VALLEY REGIONAL DUI TASK FORCE TO CONTINUE ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES
May 4, 2007
The Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force will be conducting DUI enforcement activities May 4, 2007 to June 1, 2007 in select locations throughout the Lehigh Valley. These enforcement activities include: sobriety checkpoints, DUI roving patrols, and “Cops in Shops” programs.
A sobriety checkpoint consists of the police setting up a roadblock in a designated area and stopping each vehicle that drives through the location. Drivers who appear to be driving under the influence of alcohol and/or controlled substances will be tested.
The “Cops in Shops” program targets minors who attempt to purchase alcohol and adults who attempt furnish alcohol to minors, by stationing undercover or “plain
clothes” police officers in PA State Liquor Stores, beer distributors, eating establishments, and other businesses that sell alcohol.
Roving patrols watch for motorists who appear to be driving under the influence. There are no roadblocks with roving patrols.
The Task Force is comprised of the PennDOT, members of law enforcement, the business community and health care representatives to raise public awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence, speeding, and seat belt usage throughout the Lehigh Valley.
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