Impaired driving Checkpoint Strikeforce enforcement efforts by the Office of Highway Safety and state and local law enforcement resulted in 59 DUI arrests since July.

Impaired driving Checkpoint Strikeforce enforcement efforts by the Office of Highway Safety and state and local law enforcement resulted in 59 DUI arrests since July.

Impaired driving remains a public safety threat. This year in Delaware, there have been 3,777 DUI arrests and 39 fatalities attributed to impaired-driving as of Dec. 10. More than one-third of all fatal crashes involve an impaired driver.

OHS and law enforcement performed the final Checkpoint Strikeforce statewide checkpoint event Dec. 10. There were two checkpoints held in New Castle County, one in Kent County and two in Sussex County. There were 12 DUI arrests from the checkpoint event.

Education via public awareness campaigns plays a role in OHS’ continued efforts to remind drivers to drive 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; 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.