The North Central Regional DUI Enforcement Program funded DUI Checkpoints at two Locations in Exeter Township Friday night, July 2, 2021.
While the Exeter Township Police Department hosted the checkpoints police officers from Amity Township, Bern Township, Central Berks Regional Police, Cumru Township, Hamburg Borough, Laureldale Borough, and South Heidelberg Township assisted the Exeter Township Police.
The Exeter Township Fire Department also provided personnel at the checkpoints to assist with traffic control.
A total of 627 vehicles were stopped at the Checkpoints between the hours of 10pm through 3am. Overall, eight drivers were arrested for DUI. Exeter Township Police say 1 person was under the influence of alcohol, six were driving under the influence of controlled substances, and 1 was found to be under a combination of drugs and alcohol.
In addition, two additional drivers, while not arrested for DUI, were under the influence to the extent that police were not comfortable with them driving and found them safe rides home. Police Officers made 11 drug related arrests at the checkpoint. And arrested a wanted subject.
Twenty-seven traffic citations were written, two of those were for open alcoholic beverages in vehicles and 17 warning notices were written.
DUI deterrence operations are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Traffic Safety Administration. Exeter Township Police want to remind the public that if they suspect a drunk driver to call 911. To report Underage Drinking call 1-888-Under-21.