Berlin police announce DUI checkpoint

Published on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:18
Written by Adam Hushin


As part an increased DUI detection effort that began in November, the Berlin Police Department will be conducting a DUI sobriety checkpoint this weekend.

The checkpoint will take place on the evening of Friday, July 12. The checkpoint will be set up on the Berlin Turnpike south of Deming Road.

The Berlin Police Department obtained a grant from the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division to support increased DUI detection and enforcement efforts that began back in November, and will continue through to Labor Day.

The purpose of these patrols and checkpoints is to reduce accidents and injuries related to DUI drivers and help provide safe travel.

According to Deputy Chief of Police Chris Ciuci, roadside sobriety checkpoints have been shown to be the most effective method to detect and apprehend under the influence drivers.

If you suspect a drunk driver, you are encouraged to call 911.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:18. Updated: Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:21.