PennDOT, police, the Valley Forge Area DUI Enforcement Team and the Montgomery County Health Department will kick off a Labor Day DUI enforcement campaign at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31, in front of the Target Pharmacy, 2250 Chemical Road, Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County.
Police statewide will participate in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign through Sept. 3. During the Labor Day holiday enforcement, Pennsylvania’s effort will highlight the increasing issue of drug-impaired drivers and conduct roving patrols and DUI checkpoints.
The Pennsylvania DUI Association’s DUI Victims’ Moving Memorial will also be on display to honor and remember those who lost their lives because of impaired drivers.
In 2011, there were 11,778 alcohol-related crashes in Pennsylvania with 425 fatalities in those crashes, and 3,073 drug-related crashes statewide resulting in 116 fatalities. Over the Labor Day weekend in 2011, there were 111 alcohol-related crashes with three fatalities and 22 drug-related crashes statewide.