Office of Highway Safety and state and local law enforcement performed a Checkpoint Strikeforce statewide checkpoint event Oct. 29.

Office of Highway Safety and state and local law enforcement performed a Checkpoint Strikeforce statewide checkpoint event Oct. 29.

There were two checkpoints held in New Castle County, one in Kent County and two in Sussex County.

Impaired driving remains a public safety threat that still claims innocent lives on the nation’s roadways every year. In Delaware this year, there have been more than 3,300 DUI arrests and 36 fatalities attributed to impaired-driving. More than one-third of all fatal crashes involve an impaired driver.

Of the 19 DUI arrests from the checkpoint event, six were likely drug-involved. Further investigation and testing is pending regarding the latter.

Education via public awareness campaigns play a role in OHS’ continued efforts to remind drivers to ArriveAliveDE – Driver Sober. The campaign, titled “Your Night Redefined. Don’t Let a DUI Redefine You,” focuses on the consequences of a DUI ranging from a ticket and arrest to death. The media plan includes TV, cable, radio, transit, billboards, newspaper, movie theater advertising, ads in bars, restaurants and liquor stores and digital and social media advertising.

For more information, visit ohs.delaware.gov or arrivealivede.com.