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Cheers to Safe Driving

Authorities are taking action in stopping drunk drivers this holiday season.

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    Cheers to Safe Driving
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    Police around the area will conduct sobriety check points to ensure safety to drivers over the holidays.

    The night before Thanksgiving is considered one of the biggest party nights of the year, and sadly, that often leads to intoxicated, careless drivers on the road.

    Many police departments in the area are hoping to stop partiers from driving drunk with  “Operation Safe Holiday” -- running from Thanksgiving Eve to the New Year's Day. Police from all over the area will stop drunk drivers in their tracks with sobriety check points.

    PennDOT has teamed up with local authorities like Haverford Township Police, Marple, Newtown, Radnor, Springfield and Upper Darby to conduct check points.

    The Lower Merion Police Department will join more than 600 other police departments and the Pennsylvania State Police to stop drunk drivers with DUI checkpoints.

    Delaware will also have checkpoints. They'll be in Wilmington, Georgetown and Clayton. Police plan on enforcing Click it or Ticket from Nov. 18 to Dec. 4, as well.

    Remember, if you’re going out, be sure to designate a driver and to buckle up because driving recklessly isn’t worth losing a life or serving jail time.

    Please contact your local police department for more information on the check points and “Operation Safe Holiday."