DUI task force talks upcoming operation plans

LEWISTOWN — The Mifflin County DUI Task Force will conduct impaired driving enforcement operations the weekend of June 28 and 29, and July 3 through 6 as part of the Operation Safe Holiday period which runs through July 7, according to a press release from the organization.

These operations will include sobriety checkpoints and/or roving DUI patrols. Law enforcement reminds drivers that Pennsylvania’s legal blood alcohol concentration is .08 percent for most drivers, .04 percent for commercial vehicles and .02 percent for school bus operators. Responsible adults need to be aware of the alcohol content of what they are consuming.

The Mifflin County DUI Task Force is comprised of the following police departments: Armagh Township Police Department, Granville Township Police Department, Lewistown Police Department, Mifflin County Regional Police Department and Mifflin County Office of Probation and Parole.

Additionally, the task force is committed to reducing the number of impaired driving crashes, injuries and fatalities in Mifflin County.

Methods used to achieve this goal include educating the public on the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code and DUI laws, deterring motorists from driving after consuming alcohol or drugs and apprehending those who violate laws.

The operations are part of the Pennsylvania High Visibility Enforcement Program and are funded partly by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s statewide distribution of federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


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