The Kittanning Barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police have released statistics from their DUI patrols and checkpoints that occurred during the week of Thanksgiving.
Between Wednesday (November 21st) and Saturday, 198 vehicles were checked at various locations in Allegheny, Armstrong and Butler counties. After completing the checks, authorities made nine DUI arrests, six drug arrests, and served three probation violations. Additionally, 24 traffic citations and 33 warnings were issued.
The State Police are reminding motorists to drive sober or use a designated driver during the holiday season, as well as use their seatbelts. Motorists are also reminded of the steer clear law, which states that motorists must move over the lane furthest away from stopped emergency vehicles, and/or slow down if it is not possible to move over.