Arrests made at Parkesburg DUI checkpoint

Avondale >> Six people were arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and three others were charged with drug offenses during a sobriety checkpoint Friday night on Route 41.

The checkpoint was conducted between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. by members of the Parkesburg Police Department and the Chester County DUI Task Force. Police said a total of 887 drivers were contacted during the checkpoint. One driver was arrested for having an open alcoholic beverage, and several other motorists were arrested for driving without a license or on a suspended license, according to police.

The Parkesburg Police Department was assisted by members of the West Goshen, Tredyffrin, West Chester, Westtown East Goshen, West Whiteland and Sadsbury Township police departments. Members of the Avondale Fire Company also provided emergency lighting and traffic safety assistance.

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Police did not identify any of those who were arrested.

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