You Can't Hide from a DUI

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 fifteenth 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.

Delaware DUI Laws, what you should know.

The Consequences of DUI:

  • Lose your driver's license
  • Pay an average of $6,300 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:

  • In 2013, over 4,400 people were arrested for DUI in Delaware last year
  • First-time offenders account for 61% of all DUI arrests last year in Delaware
  • Repeat offenders accounted for 39% of all DUI arrests last year in Delaware
  • DUI arrests occur most frequently on Friday (15%), Saturday (24%), and Sunday (23%)
  • 25-29 yrs and 35-44 yrs each account for 20% of arrests
  • 76% of those arrested for DUI are males
  • 72% of those arrested were at or above 0.13 BAC
  • Males age 20-29 are most likely to be involved in an alcohol-related crash

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, digital, ice chest wraps, liquor store floor clings, and Spanish radio & print ads will reinforce the legal, financial and personal consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Drive Sober. Arrive Alive DE.