Sobriety Checkpoint planned in Crawford County

From the members of the Pennsylvania State Police from Troop E:

Impaired driving remains on of the greatest challenges faced by law enforcement in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 2014, there were over 10,000 crashes involving impaired drivers. Of that number, over 5,000 resulted in injury and over 300 resulted in one or more fatalities. Pennsylvania State Police made 18,801 DUI arrests in 2015 of which 4,431 involved impairment from drugs other than alcohol.

As part of a continuing effort to deter impaired drivers, the Pennsylvania State Police – Meadville Barracks will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint within Crawford County over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The goal of the checkpoint is to detect and apprehend impaired drivers while at the same time educating the general public as to the dangers inherent with operating a motor vehicle while impaired.