More than 100 law enforcement officers will gather in Wilmington, Bear, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and Seaford to conduct statewide checkpoints Oct. 29.

More than 100 law enforcement officers will gather in Wilmington, Bear, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and Seaford to conduct statewide checkpoints Oct. 29.

In Delaware this year, there have been 34 fatalities attributed to impaired-driving and more than 3,200 DUI arrests. More than one-third of all fatal crashes involve an impaired driver.

In July, the Office of Highway Safety re-tooled the 15-year running, regional Checkpoint Strikeforce effort.

“To better allocate our resources, we changed the CPSF model by conducting multiple statewide checkpoints on select nights,” said Jana Simpler, director of the Office of Highway Safety. “This is helping ensure that impaired drivers are removed from our roadways and everyone arrives to their destination safely.”

The CPSF event will include five DUI checkpoints across the state, occurring on one night, in five different locations. There are two checkpoints in New Castle County, one in Kent County and two in Sussex County. The first two previously held checkpoints using this model were on July 15, yielding 11 DUI arrests and Sept. 23, resulting in 17 DUI arrests. Delaware State Police and local law enforcement agencies worked together to conduct the checkpoints across the state on these nights.

For more information, visit arrivealivede.com/DriveSober or nhtsa.gov/Impaired.