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Blair County DUI Task Force Targeting 'High Offense' Areas


April 11, 2019

Rick Boston

The Blair County DUI Task Force conducted a sobriety check point along Dunnings Highway, Freedom Township, on Friday, April 5. Officers made several arrests for impaired driving and issued citations for equipment violations.

The Blair County DUI Task Force was formed to keep the streets safe from impaired driving.

Comprised of state and local law enforcement, the task force identifies and targets areas that have a high number of crashes and impaired driving offenses.

According to Richard Oldham, co-coordinator of the Blair County DUI Task Force, areas of enforcement are chosen by looking at a number of factors.

"We pick the areas and then contact the police chief for that area, and he provides us with statistics to determine if we should set up a check point," he said. "We have to have the stats to support th...

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