The Centre County DUI Task Force reminds county residents to have a plan for getting home safely if they plan to drink this Fourth of July.
The task force will have DUI checkpoints and roving patrols out for the holiday weekend, a news release said, as it remains “committed to keeping the streets of Centre County safer and will arrest anyone who is impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of both.”
According to state Department of Transportation data, the release said, there were 293 alcohol-related crashes resulting in eight fatalities from July 1-10, 2016. This marked a decrease from 2015, when there were a reported 330 crashes and 11 fatalities.
Officers from Ferguson, Patton and Spring townships; State College; Penn State; and the Centre County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the increased enforcement, the release said.