PennDOT: DUI patrols for St. Paddy’s holiday

Southeast Pennsylvania DUI task forces will be out in force to conduct impaired driving enforcement operations for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday, which runs from March 11 through March 19, a PennDOT press release said.

These operations will be in the form of sobriety checkpoints and roving DUI patrols. Law enforcement reminds drivers that Pennsylvania’s legal alcohol limit is .08 for most drivers, .04 for commercial vehicles and .02 for school bus operators. Responsible adults need to be aware of the alcohol content of what they are consuming.

The Southeast Pennsylvania DUI task forces are comprised of 70 municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties. They are committed to reducing the number of impaired driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities across southeast Pennsylvania, the release said.

The methods used to achieve this goal will include educating the public on the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and DUI laws, deterring motorists from driving after consuming alcohol or drugs, and apprehending violators.

The operations are part of the Pennsylvania High Visibility Enforcement Program and is funded partly by PennDOT's statewide distribution of $4.6 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Visit for more information. For more information on alcohol education and consumption, visit




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