Sobriety checkpoints on Berks County roadways beginning March 15

The Pennsylvania State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints beginning March 15 through March 22 on Berks County roadways.

A sobriety checkpoint is a traffic safety checkpoint wherein Pennsylvania State Troopers systematically stop vehicles at selected locations to briefly observe drivers for articulable facts and/or behaviors normally associated with alcohol or drug impaired drivers.

The goal of a sobriety checkpoint is to reduce the number of alcohol and drug related fatal and serious crashes and to reduce the number of DUI drivers on Pennsylvania’s highways.

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The Pennsylvania State Police is committed to maintaining a safe environment for the motoring public. This checkpoint is intended to achieve this goal.