DUI CHECKPOINT UPDATE
On May 31, 2019, The North Penn DUI Task Force conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint within Hatfield Township / Borough. The Checkpoint was conducted along Forty Foot Rd. and the 300 block of West Broad Street (SR 463). Assisting police agencies were Lower Salford Township, Marlborough Township, Franconia Township, and Upper Gwynedd Township, Telford Borough, Lansdale Borough and Towamencin Township. The Volunteer Medical Services Corp also assisted.
This checkpoint was conducted in a location where alcohol has been a significant factor in motor vehicle contacts and crashes. As a result of this enforcement, 4 drivers were arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and 2 additional drivers were arrested for drug related DUI. There were also 2 people who were arrested for violations of the drug act. Additionally, there was 1 driver removed from their vehicle due to an elevated alcohol level.
Anyone with questions concerning this event, please contact Corporal Michael Sloan of the Hatfield Township Police Department at (215) 855-0903.