PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – PennDOT and other law enforcement agencies will be out looking for impaired drivers over the next few weeks.
Starting Monday, and running through July 5, officers will be on the lookout.READ MORE: COVID-19 Vaccines: FDA Set To Discuss Single-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Drivers can expect DUI checkpoints, as well as roving patrols.
Officials say if you must drink, don’t get behind the wheel.READ MORE: Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh Steelers Hosting COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic At Heinz Field
“Last year on the Fourth of July weekend, we saw 70 crashes – DUI related – and three were drug related,” said PennDOT Safety Press Officer Juliann Scheldon.
PennDOT says last year, police responded to more than 530 impaired driving crashes statewide in the two weeks leading up to the Fourth of July.MORE NEWS: American Dermatological Association Warns Parents Over Dangerous Skincare Trend On TikTok