Pennsylvania among states cracking down on holiday DUIs
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Police in six states will be out in force with the start of holiday traffic today and tomorrow, in an effort to reduce intoxicated driving.
In anticipation for Fourth of July travelers, police forces from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, Michigan and Indiana will work together to minimize intoxicated driving and crashes. Part of the 6-State Trooper Project, troopers have set up multiple sobriety check points across the collaborating states to get reckless drivers under the influence of either alcohol or drugs off the road.
Pennsylvania state police said the local checkpoints will focus on major intersections along I-376 because of the area's high crash and arrest statistics. Major Tim Mercer of the Pennsylvania State Police said collaboration is important for this weekend since people mostly likely will be traveling across state lines.
Captain Cory Davies of the Ohio Highway Patrol said the two-day enforcement measure would be part of a larger, week-long crackdown during holiday traffic.
First Published June 29, 2012 12:27 pm