DUI Taskforce Sends out Roving Patrols This Week

The Haverford Township Police Department announced that the Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce will be out in full force the week of Feb. 3.

Starting today, roving patrols will be on the look out for impaired drivers on the roadways. The taskforce, which began in the fall of 2009, consists of six municipalities — Haverford, Marple, Newtown, Radnor, Springfield and Upper Darby townships.

Since its inception, the taskforce has conducted 38 operations, resulting in 80 DUI or drug arrests, 29 citations for underage drinking, 448 written citations, and 500 warnings for motor vehicle violations.

The taskforce scopes out possible impaired drivers in hopes of stopping them before they can cause harm to others. As always, drive safely and be on the lookout for sobriety checkpoints.