Berks police to continue increased DUI enforcement through the end of the month

Summer’s heat has not left Berks and impaired drivers have not left Berks Roadways either. To take impaired drivers off the road, the North Central Regional DUI Enforcement Program will be conducting DUI enforcement through the end of the month.

”Sadly, many people make the wrong decision to drive after drinking. If anyone thinks they won’t get caught, they should think again,” said Sergeant David Bentz, Exeter Township Police Department & Berks County Coordinator for the North Central Regional DUI Enforcement Program.

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“A DUI costs thousands of dollars and puts you and your passengers and everyone on the road at risk. For the cost of a sober ride, that can be avoided and keep people safe. There’s never an excuse to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after you’ve been drinking.”

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 fourteen Pennsylvania counties.

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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