08 - 23 - 2010 Labor Day DUI crackdown to target impaired drivers
More than 600 municipal police departments & PA State Police will target impaired drivers during the national impaired driving campaign, which starts Aug. 20 & continues through Labor Day. According to PennDOT, statewide there were more than 450 alcohol-related crashes & 16 fatalities on the weekends surrounding the Labor Day holiday last year. PennDOT reminds motorists that DUI convictions carry strong penalties that include fines, jail time & license suspension.