Press Release Article


Date: Aug 28, 2019
Press Release Number: 138-2019

As part of the Port Authority’s commitment to ensuring the safety of the traveling public, the Port Authority Police Department will conduct DWI checkpoints at PA facilities from 10 p.m. Saturday, August 31, through 6 a.m. on Sunday, September 1.

Drivers will be subject to inspection. The purpose of the DWI checkpoint is to deter and apprehend anyone who operates a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. Police also will distribute literature on the dangers of driving while intoxicated.

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