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DUI Checkpoints In Lower Merion This Weekend

Lower Merion police will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols.

Lower Merion Township police will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols this weekend in an effort to stop drunk driving, according to a township release.

The efforts will be conducted Friday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 16.

A sobriety checkpoint is "a highly visible, systematic method for stopping vehicles at a selected location to determine whether motorists are operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances," the release states.

The checkpoint is funded by a PennDOT grant, according to the release. The extra attention is part of a national effort to crack down on impaired driving, using the tagline “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

Residents with questions about the program can call township police at 610-649-1000.

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