CHESTER COUNTY, PA — The Pennsylvania State Police from the Embreeville barracks announced the results of a sobriety checkpoint conducted over the Labor Day holiday weekend.
The goal of the checkpoint was to reduce drunk driving accidents and fatalities by catching drivers who were under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The checkpoint yielded 10 DUI arrests, 1 drug possession charge, and 2 warrant arrests. Overall, in Chester County, there were 42 vehicle crashes resulting in four injuries and zero fatalities, eight of which were alcohol-related, and a total of 46 drivers were charged with a DUI.
Statewide, the Pennsylvania State Police announced investigating 648 vehicle crashes resulting in six fatalities and 180 injuries during the four-day Labor Day travel period. Alcohol was a factor in four of the fatal crashes. Additionally, Troopers made 515 DUI arrests and issued nearly 23,000 traffic citations over the long holiday weekend.
More information on the 2022 Labor Day enforcement, broken down by troop, is available here.
Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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