Lower Merion to do impaired-driving stops this weekend


Lower Merion will be conducting checkpoints from Friday, Oct. 19 to Sunday, Oct. 21, looking for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The stops will be on a roving basis throughout the Montgomery County township.

The initiative is in partnership with a national impaired-driving crackdown, featuring intensified, highly visible enforcement activities under the new tagline: "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

A sobriety checkpoint is a systematic method of  stopping vehicles at a selected location to determine whether motorists are driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.

The sobriety checkpoint is being funded by a PennDOT grant and is one of many tools utilized to increase public safety through increased awareness created by high-profile enforcement, officials said.