BERLIN - The Berlin police department will have increased DUI detection and enforcement efforts between through Labor Day.
The effort will be supported by a grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division.
. The grant provides 100% reimbursement of the overtime costs related to these efforts. The grant will help to provide funding to staff additional DUI patrols as well as roadside sobriety checkpoints. Roadside sobriety checkpoints have been shown to be the most effective method to detect and apprehend under the influence drivers.
Additional DUI patrols may be conducted on Wednesday through Saturday nights through on selected dates and times during the coming year. These patrols will specifically target DUI operation but will also enforce any other violations observed during the course of this operation. The purpose of these patrols and checkpoints is to reduce accidents and injuries related to DUI drivers and help provide safe travel.
As part of this a program DUI sobriety checkpoint will be conducted on the evening of Thursday May 24. The checkpoint will be set up on the Berlin Turnpike south of Deming Road.
Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or firstname.lastname@example.org.