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12:21 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

DUI Checkpoints In Dover and Newark

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Law enforcement officials are planning DUI checkpoints in Dover and Newark on Friday night as the weekend gets underway.

The checkpoints are part of a regional sobriety campaign targeting drunken drivers by using high visibility enforcement as a deterrent.  The campaign, a six-month effort that runs through New Year's Eve, involves setting up weekly DUI checkpoints statewide.

Officials say 86 people were arrested statewide last week for driving under the influence, including four at a DUI checkpoint in Wilmington. Statewide, there have been 2,989 DUI arrests this year.