BETHLEHEM, Pa. | The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Troop M – Belfast have introduced a DUI checkpoint that will likely be performed between Friday, July 2 and Sunday, July 4 inside Northampton County.
A sobriety checkpoint is a site visitors security checkpoint whereby Troopers systematically cease automobiles at chosen places to briefly observe drivers for suspicious behaviors usually related to alcohol or drug use, troopers acknowledged.
As a part of S.T.E.A.D.D. (Selective Site visitors Enforcement Towards Drunk Drivers), every PSP Troop conducts sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols inside their respective command areas with the objective to scale back the variety of alcohol and drug associated deadly and severe crashes.
The Pennsylvania State Police says it’s dedicated to sustaining a protected surroundings for the motoring public. This sobriety checkpoint is meant to attain this objective.
Motorists are reminded by police officers that of the mandates of Title 75 Part 3733, Fleeing or Making an attempt to Elude Police Officer, which stipulates that any driver of a motorized vehicle who willfully fails or refuses to carry their car to a cease, or who in any other case flees or makes an attempt to elude a pursuing police officer, commits an offense, graded as much as a Felony of the third Diploma, which carries a most sentence of seven years in jail, a $15,000 positive, and restitution for damages and/or accidents sustained on account of the pursuit.
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