DUI Gets Real — DUIRealTime.com
Driving under the influence of alcohol is not only dangerous, it's illegal - and the Delaware Office of Highway Safety is dedicated to enforcing the law and keeping the roads safe. Now in its eleventh year, Checkpoint Strikeforce is a six-month statewide enforcement campaign that features an increased number of DUI checkpoints and patrols every weekend from July 1 through December 31.
The goal of Checkpoint Strikeforce is to stop impaired driving throughout Delaware. Any driver who fails a field sobriety test and is found to be over Delaware's Blood Alcohol Concentration Limit of .08 will face severe legal and financial consequences. There is no leniency for first-time offenders. In fact, just one DUI can change your life.
The Consequences of DUI:
• Lose your driver's license
• Pay an average of $3,400 in fines, court costs and attorney fees.
• Jail time.
• Alcohol and drug counseling ($400 - $900 cost to you).
• Get an Ignition Interlock device if applicable ($480 cost to you).
• Pay significantly higher auto insurance premiums.
The Statistics Don't Lie:
• Over 4,300 people were arrested for DUI in Delaware last year.
• First-time offenders account for 33% of all DUI arrests in Delaware.
• 81% of impaired drivers causing fatal crashes were males.
• 76% of those arrested last year for DUI were males.
• Males age 20-24 & 35-44 are most likely to be involved in an alcohol-related crash.
• 75% of all alcohol-related fatal crashes last year occurred between 8 p.m and 4 a.m.
• 70% of the alcohol related fatal crashes occurred between Thursday 9 p.m. through Friday 3a.m.
Accompanying this year's Checkpoint Strikeforce initiative is a public awareness campaign to raise DUI awareness, deter impaired driving and reduce the number of alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes. Paid media in the form of billboards, TV, radio, print, plus online, and restroom mirror cling ads will reinforce the legal, financial and personal consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol.
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