LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The Pennsylvania State Police in Wilkes-Barre announced during the New Years’ weekend, there will be DUI patrols on various roadways.
According to PSP, the aim of sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols is to deter drinking and driving. Police say they are operating with a “zero-tolerance enforcement policy”.
Police say multiple roadways within Luzerne County experiencing a high rate of DUI-related traffic violations and DUI-related crashes will be monitored on December 31 through January 1
PSP Wilkes-Barre did not give details on the areas the patrols will be conducted.
Troopers state that, of all crashes occurring annually, a DUI crash is five times more likely to result in death than those not related to alcohol.
Officials warn drivers Pennsylvania’s DUI laws issue a legal limit of .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC). DUI offenses can range from a $300 fine with six months of probation, all the way up to fines of $5,000 with prison sentences of up to 5 years.