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?
... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...