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.