Local Police Increasing Enforcement Over July 4 Holiday

U.S. Military Police along with German military members conduct a random DUI Enforcement checkpoint Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 8, 2008. The DUI Enforcement checkpoint turned out to be successful with no intoxicated drivers. (U.S. Air Force photo Airman 1st Class Grovert Fuentes-Contreras)

Local police officers are stepping up their patrols this weekend to catch anyone drinking and driving.

Extra officers will be conducting roving DUI patrols beginning 10 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.

“Please celebrate safely this July 4th,” said Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub. “Don’t drink or do drugs and drive. Stay safe, and alive.”

193 people died in DUI-related crashes throughout the country over the July 4th holiday in 2018.

The following police departments will be conducting roving DUI patrols:

  • Middletown Township
  • Newtown Township
  • Lower Southampton Township
  • Falls Township
  • Penndel Borough
  • Warrington Township
  • New Britain Township