Police: 7 DUI arrests at sobriety checkpoint

On Friday, Sept. 9, state police from the Avondale barracks were ready when potential drunk drivers traveled on southbound Route 1 in Kennett Township.

State police say nearly 500 drivers passed through a weekend sobriety checkpoint.

State police say nearly 500 drivers passed through a weekend sobriety checkpoint.

Police said they set up a sobriety checkpoint on Route 1, just south of Route 52, a safety initiative that involved systematically stopping vehicles to observe drivers for signs of impairment. They operated it from 10 p.m. until 3 a.m. the next morning, Saturday, Sept. 10, a police press release said.

During that time period, police  stopped 485 vehicles. Seven drivers were arrested for suspected drunk-driving, two were arrested for misdemeanor drug offenses, 15 received summary traffic citations, and 12 were issued written warnings, the release said.

Police said the goal of a sobriety checkpoint is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the number of alcohol and drug-related crashes on area roadways.

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