13 drivers had been arrested for suspected DUI – together with 9 suspected of being impaired by medicine – throughout a sobriety checkpoint in Mount Penn over the weekend, Central Berks Regional Police Chief Raymond Serafin introduced Tuesday.
Officers from Mount Penn-based Central Berks had been assisted by officers from different municipal departments in a element coordinated by the North Central Regional DUI Enforcement Program.
Helping had been officers from Exeter, Muhlenberg, Amity and South Heidelberg townships and Hamburg, in addition to volunteers from the Mount Penn Hearth Firm.
A complete of 562 automobiles had been stopped on the checkpoint within the 2400 block of Perkiomen between 10:30 p.m. Friday and a couple of:30 a.m. Saturday.
Serafin mentioned he believed it was probably the most DUI arrests his division has made at a sobriety checkpoint. Many of the drug-impaired drivers had been beneath the affect of marijuana, he mentioned.
9 individuals had been charged with drug violations along with DUI, and two drivers had been arrested for having fraudulent inspection stickers.
The checkpoint additionally uncovered 37 different traffic-related offenses that had been dealt with with warnings or citations.
The hassle is geared toward deterring DUI and was funded by PennDOT and the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration.