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Newtown Police Taking Part In County DUI Enforcement Effort


A suspected DUI driver blows into a portable breath test at a checkpoint in Newtown Township earlier this year. Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

Officers from more than a dozen county police departments will be hitting a major roadway this Thanksgiving Eve.

The roving DUI enforcement effort will focus on 18 miles of Street Road from Bensalem to Warminster between 10 p.m. Wednesday until 3 a.m. Thursday.

“This Thanksgiving I want to be thankful for one thing: that everyone celebrates safely,” said District Attorney Matt Weintraub. “Don’t drink or do drugs and drive. Get home alive.”

The Bensalem Township Police Department, Dublin Borough Police Department, Lower Southampton Township Police Department, Middletown Township Police Department, New Britain Borough Police Department, Newtown Borough Police Department, Newtown Township Police Department, Penndel Borough Police Department, Richland Township Police Department, Upper Southampton Township Police Department, Warminster Township Police Department, Warrington Township Police Department, and Warwick Township Police Department will be taking part in the enforcement effort.

In 2018, there were 91 traffic fatalities across the country on Thanksgiving Eve, which is known as a party holiday, according to the National Safety Council.

The Bucks County DUI enforcement effort is being paid through a PennDOT grant.


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