Three sobriety checkpoints are scheduled for the Memorial Day weekend, starting Friday, Could 28, at 10 p.m., and persevering with into Saturday, Could 29, at 2 a.m. The Friday earlier than Memorial Day tends to point out a rise in impaired drivers, state officers famous. The checkpoints are a part of a weekend-long mobilization to coach Delawareans to plan forward of their celebration festivities and at all times safe a sober journey house.
“A significant part of those checkpoints is the deterrent results it has on those that may drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about extra consciousness and inspiring everybody to plan forward and use sober designated drivers,” defined Kimberly Chesser, director of the Delaware Workplace of Freeway Security.
Scheduled checkpoint areas for the vacation weekend embrace:
- New Fort County — Limestone Street in Wilmington;
- Kent County — U.S. Route 13 in Dover;
- Sussex County — Route 1 in Rehoboth Seashore.
The Memorial Day vacation DUI checkpoint activation will embrace 74 law-enforcement officers from 20 native, county and municipal police companies, along with the Delaware State Police. A minimum of one Drug Recognition Enforcement (DRE) officer will probably be a part of the checkpoint activation in every county. The checkpoint areas are in focused areas recognized to have a excessive variety of DUI arrests and crashes together with each accidents and fatalities, officers famous.
As extra vehicles hit the street for Memorial Day weekend, OHS’s impaired-driving consciousness marketing campaign messaging is being amplified statewide to not solely encourage drivers to drive sober and plan forward for a sober journey, however to concentrate on law-enforcement who will probably be watching out for impaired drivers throughout the state to maintain roads safer.
Marketing campaign techniques embrace billboards all through the state, digital media, on-demand video streaming platform messaging, in addition to social media and natural posts by way of Fb, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. Delawareans who’re at the moment subscribed for textual content alert updates will see a textual content message come by way of notifying them of the DUI checkpoints deliberate for the weekend, together with the areas. To join OHS textual content alert updates, go to https://www.arrivealivede.com/drive-sober/.
For extra info on the marketing campaign, statistics, and schooling, go to https://www.arrivealivede.com/drive-sober/. From there, web site guests can uncover the Arrive Alive DE Visualizer DUI-Involved Crash Tool, which helps drivers visualize the affect DUI-involved crashes have had on the state of Delaware over the previous 5 years and to check their data by way of the DUI.Q interactive device to coach them on information about alcohol, medicine and the consequences on their driving.