New Year’s Eve DUI Checkpoints in Bucks and Montgomery Counties

As part of a multi-million dollar effort to crackdown on DUIs, law enforcement officials in Bucks and Montgomery County will be increasing DUI monitoring efforts tonight into tomorrow morning.

The target locations are Routes 611 and 309 from 10:00 PM tonight to 3:00 AM Friday morning. As detailed by a report in the Bucks County Courier Times, officers from the townships of Bensalem, Middletown, New DUI CheckpointBritain, Warrington and Warwick, and the Penndel Borough, will be out on roving patrols targeting drunk drivers. In Montgomery County, officers in Horsham and Upper Moreland will be patrolling 611 up to at least the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

What does this entail: In addition to regular traffic patrol, there is the potential for increased sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols.

Previous DUI crackdown efforts in Bucks and Montgomery County have resulted in numerous arrests. For instance, on Thanksgiving Eve, 10 drivers were arrested over a five-hour period for suspicion of DUI at a Bucks County DUI Checkpoint. On July 10, 2015, 15 people were arrested at a Montgomery County Checkpoint.

New Years Eve is a festive time to celebrate with family and friends. However, it is important to be smart and safe. Happy New Years from Howland Hess O’Connell!

Legal Disclaimer: The contents of this website are intended solely for informational purposes. They neither constitute nor imply an official legal opinion on behalf of Howland, Hess, Guinan, Torpey, Cassidy and O’Connell nor do they establish an attorney-client relationship of any kind. Howland Hess O’Connell encourages all readers to seek and consult professional counsel before acting upon the information contained on this site.

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