Berks County police stepping up aggressive driving, DUI enforcement this weekend

With the end of the summer and start of the fall, police officers across Berks County will both participate in aggressive driving details and be vigilent to take impaired drivers off our roads.

The North Central Regional DUI Enforcement Program is reminding travelers to drive safely this weekend. Expecting increased alcohol use and drivers operating under the effects of drugs, police say they will be conducting increased DUI enforcement this weekend.

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That enforcement will continue through the fall months. Police will be conducting Roving Patrols and Sobriety Checkpoints on area roadways looking for impaired drivers.

Berks County Police recommend these safe alternatives to drinking and driving:

Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely. If available, use your community’s sober ride program, UBER or LYFT. If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact 911. Do you have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.

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The North Central Regional DUI Enforcement program equips, funds and coordinates the municipal police DUI enforcement in the following counties: Northumberland, Schuylkill, Berks, Snyder, Union, Columbia, Montour, Berks, Monroe and Pike.

Sobriety Checkpoints and Roving Patrols are funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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