South Heidelberg sobriety checkpoint yields 11 arrested, 34 citations

Berks County Police Departments from the North Central Regional DUI Enforcement Program conducted a sobriety checkpoint Friday night, June 3, 2022, in the 4900 block of Penn Avenue in South Heidelberg Township.

A total of 1,275 vehicles were stopped at the Checkpoint between the hours of 9:30pm and 1:30am. There were 11 Drivers arrested for DUI (Three for alcohol and eight for Marijuana).

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Additionally, two people were arrested for possession of drugs, and one person was arrested for possession of a concealed firearm without a permit. Three drivers were found to have fraudulent inspection stickers, with 34 drivers being cited for various vehicle violations, and another 15 drivers receiving warnings.

One person was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court for a previous DUI arrest.

DUI deterrence operations are funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and National Traffic Safety Administration.

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Travelers are reminded if they suspect a drunk driver to call 911. To report Underage Drinking call 1-888-Under-21.

Officers from the South Heidelberg Township Police Department were assisted by Officers from Exeter, Muhlenberg, Hamburg, Central Berks, Sinking Spring, Cumru Township, Douglas Berks, and the Shillington Police Departments, as well as Deputies from the Berks County Sheriff’s office, the Pennsylvania State Police, and volunteers from the Western Berks Fire Department.

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