York DUI checkpoint over Labor Day weekend nets ten DUI arrests.
The end of summer celebration ended abruptly for ten people stopped on Roosevelt Ave. by a DUI checkpoint during the evening and early morning hours of August 30th thru August 31st in York, Pennsylvania. The DUI checkpoint was set up that weekend in anticipation of an influx of impaired drivers due to the long Labor Day holiday weekend.
One article mentioned how surprised they were that around 10% of the people stopped were charged with a DUI. However, all these vehicles were stopped over a holiday weekend on a Saturday night after 11pm though 2am, Sunday morning.
Previous studies from years past have cited a much higher percentage of DUI drivers on the roadways from 11pm to 2am on any given Saturday night into Sunday morning. Therefore, while a 10% arrest rate is alarming during this most recent York DUI Labor Day checkpoint; I would be willing to bet the percentage would be much higher if held ten or twenty years ago.
While I believe too many people are still driving under the influence the trend does seem to be going downward for the most part in relation to years past.