163 Arrested for DUI in Delaware Holiday Crackdown - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Written by Kye Parsons

163 Arrested for DUI in Delaware Holiday Crackdown

(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)

01/06/2009 1:46 PM ET

DOVER, Del.- Police in Delaware arrested 163 people for DUI between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve during a statewide holiday campaign against drunk driving, according to the state Office of Highway Safety.

Of the 163 DUI arrests conducted during the OHS' "Safe Family" campaign, 84 were the result of sobriety checkpoints conducted statewide, and the remaining 79 resulted from DUI saturation patrols. 

A total of 30 DUI checkpoints and 276 saturation patrols were scheduled for the campaign's six-week frame. Twenty-one state and local law enforcement agencies participated.

The campaign began on Thanksgiving eve with a statewide enforcement blitz.  In addition to 56 DUI arrests made that first weekend, OHS officials say officers conducted nearly 70 patrols aimed at stopping speeding, aggressive and unbelted drivers.  The patrols resulted in 244 arrests for speeding violations, 122 seat belt citations, and another 221 citations for a variety of other traffic violations

This was the 10th year for the Safe Family Holiday campaign.  For more information about the campaign, and year-round DUI enforcement efforts visit the OHS Web site at www.ohs.delaware.gov
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Indian River School District Voices Concern Over Immigrant Children

    Indian River School District Voices Concern Over Immigrant Children

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:23:27 GMT
    In a Monday school board meeting, the Indian River School District voiced concern over the 117 immigrant children who are now being housed in Delaware, as they wait for their deportation hearings. Indian River has the largest hispanic population in the county, and it's board members said that the newcomers could mean problems for the school district. School board member Donald Hattier is the one who recommended that this discussion be put on the meeting's agenda.More
    In a Monday school board meeting, the Indian River School District voiced concern over the 117 immigrant children who are now being housed in Delaware, as they wait for their deportation hearings. Indian River has the largest hispanic population in the county, and it's board members said that the newcomers could mean problems for the school district. School board member Donald Hattier is the one who recommended that this discussion be put on the meeting's agenda.More
  • Man Charged in April Home Invasion Slaying

    Man Charged in April Home Invasion Slaying

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:38:24 GMT
    Maryland State Police have charged a man with murder in connection with a home invasion slaying in Salisbury. More
    Maryland State Police have charged a man with murder in connection with a home invasion slaying in Salisbury.  More
  • Man Arrested After Going to Police Barrack to Report Accident

    Man Arrested After Going to Police Barrack to Report Accident

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:21:54 GMT
    A Delmar, Del. man has been arrested after going to a Maryland State Police barrack to report he had been in an accident.More
    A Delmar, Del. man has been arrested after going to a Maryland State Police barrack to report he had been in an accident.
    More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service