This weekend, state police in Pennsylvania are joining with state police forces in five other states to crack down on driving under the influence.
In a news release, Pennsylvania State Police will work with state police in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Michigan for DUI enforcement efforts over the weekend. Troopers in Pennsylvania will focus on high DUI-related crash areas and use DUI checkpoints and high saturation patrols to deter impaired driving. State police are saying that by increasing enforcement efforts, they’re trying to make the roadways safer and more enjoyable to drive on.
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a major problem on roadways in the state. Last year, DUI-Related fatal crashes killed 293 people and injured over 6500 more. In addition to fines and court costs, if you are found guilty of DUI, your license could be suspended and you could also receive jail time. If there are injuries in a DUI crash, fines and penalties go up.
State police are also reminding everyone that while this weekend is highlighting DUI enforcement efforts, those efforts continue throughout the year.