A driving underneath the affect enforcement effort Friday into Saturday that concerned Pennsylvania State Police troopers and municipal and regional officers resulted in 24 impairment arrests within the area, in keeping with a information launch.
Statewide, the twentieth anniversary Operation Nighthawk led to 492 DUI arrests, state police stated.
In Troop M, which represents Lehigh, Northampton and Bucks counties, the roving patrols made 323 contacts and along with the DUI arrests, encountered eight drivers who have been behind the wheel with suspended licenses after DUI convictions, police stated.
Regionally, 98 citations have been issued and 214 warnings given, figures present. Fifteen different prison arrests have been made and 9 warrants have been served, police stated.
Troopers and municipal and regional officers obtained classroom coaching earlier than the operation and labored collectively of their regular geographic patrol areas, Trooper Nathan Branosky informed lehighvalleylive.com.
Musikfest was nonetheless happening Friday and Saturday and the state police barracks at Bethlehem is simply previous the tip of Route 378, which is a major route out and in out the pageant areas. Branosky couldn’t say if any Musikfesters have been caught up within the efforts.
Taking 24 impaired drivers off the streets save lives, Branosky stated.
“Over the previous 20 years, Operation Nighthawk has been extraordinarily profitable at getting impaired drivers off the roads,” Col. Robert Evanchick, commissioner of the state police, stated within the information launch. “We’re grateful to our municipal and regional police companions who share our zero-tolerance strategy to this critical crime.”
A DUI checkpoint that was initially deliberate greater than every week earlier than this effort was canceled, Branosky stated. As a substitute of such a setup, troopers and officers regarded for indicators of impaired driving and made stops, Branosky stated.
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