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Police Announce Roving DUI Patrols for Thanksgiving Holiday

Officers will be conducting roving DUI patrols, as well as checks for agressive drivers and equipment violations.

The Upper Southampton Township Police Department will be conducting roving D.U.I. patrols between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 21.  

The patrols will take place on various roadways within the township, notably those that have had a high rate of D.U.I. related traffic arrests and D.U.I. crashes.

Officers will also be on the look out for aggressive drivers and equipment violations.

Before drinking and driving motorists should consider that Pennsylvania’s DUI laws prescribe a legal limit of .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC). 

While DUI is a misdemeanor offense, penalties can range from a $300 fine with six months probation all the way up to fines of $5000 with prison sentences of up to 5 years.

Sentences can include driver’s license suspensions of up to 18 months, attendance at Alcohol Highway Safety Schools, ARD, and mandatory Ignition Interlock Systems.

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