Police launch DUI checkpoint program

The Phil­adelphia Po­lice De­part­ment has launched a new drunk­en-driv­ing en­force­ment pro­gram that will con­tin­ue throughout the re­mainder of 2014.

On ran­dom Fri­day and Sat­urday nights, of­ficers from the Ac­ci­dent In­vest­ig­a­tion Di­vi­sion will set up DUI check­points at un­dis­closed loc­a­tions throughout the city. Check­points will last from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. The first check­point oc­curred last Fri­day.

The DUI en­force­ment de­tail is meant to provide a safer en­vir­on­ment for the com­munity and en­sure the pub­lic’s aware­ness of the dangers of driv­ing while un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol or drugs. ••

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