In a press release earlier this week, Pennsylvania State Police announced the intent to hold a Sobriety Checkpoint somewhere in Trevose from 11:00 p.m. Saturday to 4:00 a.m. Sunday. The location is undisclosed as to not alert anyone driving under the influence as to how they can avoid arrest.
A checkpoint held in Newtown during the Fourth of July week involved the cooperation of twenty-one officers from nine municipal departments and the Pennsylvania State Police led to seven arrests and four citations for driving under the influence and underage drinking.
While a DUI checkpoint holds anyone driving under the influence culpable for their actions, it also makes the roads safer for everyone else. A drunk driver cannot cause an accident if they are not behind the wheel.
The stated goal of the checkpoint is to achieve safety for the public through systemically stopping motorists and observing them for discernible signs of inebriation.