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21 Arrested for DUI on Super Bowl Sunday in Del.

DOVER, Del.- Twenty-one drivers in Delaware were charged with driving under the influence on Super Bowl Sunday, according to the state Office of Highway Safety.

The arrests were made by the New Castle County DUI Task Force at its sobriety checkpoint and during DUI saturation patrols conducted by Delaware State Police Troop 6 and the Milton, Middletown, Harrington and Dover police departments.

In addition to the DUI arrests, officers across the state also made two underage drinking arrests, 11 drug arrests and 10 felony drug arrests. In addition, 11 wanted persons were apprehended, 14 seat belt citations were issued, one child restraint citation was issued and 257 arrests for other traffic offenses were made.

Penalties for a first-time DUI conviction include loss of driver’s license, possible jail time from 60days to six months, $500 to $1,500 in fines, and mandatory participation in an alcohol education or treatment program, or both. The approximate cost for a first-time DUI including court, DMV, treatment and legal fees is $3,400, according to the OHS.  Subsequent DUI convictions include mandatory jail time and higher fines.

For more information about the OHS and other safety initiatives, www.ohs.delaware.gov or follow the OHS on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/DEHighwaySafe .

 

 

 

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