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Be Safe & Responsible On PA Roads During Labor Day Holiday

/ WDAC

HARRISBURG – PA State Police and PennDOT are urging responsibility and designated driving ahead of the Labor Day Holiday. During the 2017 Labor Day holiday enforcement period, troopers made 552 DUI arrests and investigated 90 crashes in which alcohol was a factor. According to PennDOT, there were more than 3,100 total crashes statewide over the long holiday weekend; 314 of those were alcohol-related that resulted in 11 fatalities. As part of a national impaired driving enforcement mobilization, Pennsylvania’s DUI task forces, State Police, and local law enforcement statewide will conduct checkpoints and roving patrols. Penalties for a DUI conviction in Pennsylvania are based on factors including an individual’s criminal history, blood alcohol content level, and whether or not there were injuries or property damage occurred. Potential consequences include thousands of dollars in fines, a license suspension, and prison time. Police will also be on patrol watching for speeders and aggressive drivers.

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