Park rangers to conduct sobriety checkpoint Sunday

DELAWARE WATER GAP NATIONAL RECREATION AREA – Park rangers at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area will conduct a sobriety check point in the park on Sunday, September 9 in an effort reduce the number of impaired drivers on park roads and keep motorists safe.

While summer months are busiest for visitation, last year fifty percent of all DUI incidents in the park occurred during the fall months. This included several crashes where the operator was determined to be impaired.

Rangers will make every effort to ensure that stops are as brief as possible to minimize any inconvenience. If alcohol or drug use is detected, rangers can and will arrest the driver on a charge of driving under the influence.

The intent of this effort is to reduce the number of drug and alcohol-related injuries while protecting park resources and providing greater public safety.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook

(Photo: Courtesy Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area)