Law enforcement agencies across Delaware are partnering with the Delaware Office of Highway Safety as part of the “CheckPoint StrikeForce” operation to hold sobriety checkpoints from 10 p.m. Oct. 27 to 2 a.m. Oct. 28 at Delaware Route 72 in Newark, U.S. Route 13 in Dover and Delaware Route 24 in Millsboro.

Each year, trick-or-treaters flock to the streets on Halloween night. Others head to local bars and restaurants to also partake in the merry-making. Halloween festivities have expanded to include celebrations during the weekend leading up to Halloween.

In the past three years in Delaware, between Oct. 27 and Nov. 1, there were 232 DUI arrests. There were 35 impaired driving-related serious or fatal crashes that resulted in three fatalities and 45 people being seriously injured.

Additionally, OHS will be sharing drive sober messages this month through various paid, digital and social media engagements, including desktop and mobile digital ads; social media posts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter; billboards; collateral materials in bars and restaurants; prints ads in Spanish; and radio ads.

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