8 Arrested During DUI Checkpoint on Bypass [Updated]

Police said 8 subjects were arrested for DUI recently.


Police arrested 8 people as part of a sobriety checkpoint held on the Newtown Bypass on Friday, August 31.

Of the 8 people arrested for DUI, 2 were related to drugs, police said.

The checkpoint was held on the Bypass between State Street and Buck Road.

Patch user through the checkpoint at around 2 a.m. Walker estimated that there was between 12 and 15 authorities manning the checkpoint.

Township police worked in cooperation with officers from the borough, Buckingham, Lower Makefield and New Hope on the checkpoint. Civilian support staff from the public works and police department also assisted, according to a post on the department's Facebook page.

The overtime cost to the Newtown Township Police Department will be reimbursed by Bucks County, police reported.




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Man Landers September 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Thanks, Tom
Tom Sofield September 11, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Post was updated Monday night with additional information on assisting agencies. - TS
Becky Betz September 11, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I wonder how many people were pulled over, just curious as to the ratio of people stopped to the number arrested.
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