Sobriety Checkpoints This Weekend
Contact: Kathleen Sandt, 570 426-2429
BUSHKILL PA: Superintendent John J. Donahue announced that park rangers at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will be undertaking a targeted enforcement operation to reduce the number of impaired drivers on park roads over the upcoming weekend. "The use of sobriety checkpoints is an effective method for removing impaired drivers from our roads and make them safer for park visitors, employees, local residents, and commuters," said Donahue.
While vehicles are stopped at checkpoints, rangers will make every effort to ensure stops will be brief to minimize any inconvenience. If alcohol or drug use is detected, rangers can arrest the driver on a charge of operating under the influence.
Did You Know?
... that the Appalachian Trail (AT) runs more than 25 miles through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. The AT crosses the Delaware River and the Water Gap on a walkway on the Interstate-80 bridge. With bus service to New York and Philadelphia nearby, a hike on the AT is only a ride and a backpack away! More...