AUGUST 25, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On August 23, 2013 members of the City of Bethlehem Police Department conducted a Sobriety Checkpoint from 11 pm until 3 am. The location of the checkpoint was the 500 block E Third St in Bethlehem, Northampton County.
During the course of the checkpoint, 401 vehicles were contacted. Out of those 401 vehicles, 9 individuals were administered Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Seven individuals were arrested for Driving under the Influence of Alcohol or Controlled Substances. Another individual was arrested on multiple criminal warrants out of Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and Bucks County for DUI, Burglary, Drugs, and Fraud charges. One vehicle passenger was cited for underage drinking. Five traffic citations were written. Two for Expired Vehicle Registration, two for Driving Under Suspension, and one for a learners permit violation. Officers also issued six faulty equipment notices for various faulty lights, equipment, etc.