As the summer season kicks off and families celebrate the graduations of their children from local Schools and Colleges the North Central Regional DUI Enforcement Program is reminding all travelers to drive safely this weekend.
Expecting increased alcohol use and drivers operating under the effects of drugs, police in Berks County will be conducting increased DUI enforcement this weekend.
This impaired driving enforcement along with Click it OR Ticket seatbelt enforcement will continue through the end of the month. Police will be conducting Roving Patrols and Sobriety Checkpoints on area roadways looking for impaired drivers.
Exeter Township Police Department Sergeant David M. Bentz is the Berks County Coordinator for the DUI Enforcement Program. He says Berks Police officers will be using all available resources to identify and remove impaired drivers from our roadways.
“Sadly, many people make the wrong decision to drive after drinking. If anyone thinks they won’t get caught, they should think again,” said Bentz. “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.”
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).