Sobriety checkpoint nets 11 arrests

More than 300 motorists met state police at a sobriety checkpoint along Old Route 220 in Allegheny Township on Saturday.

The checkpoint was set up in conjunction with the Memorial Day holiday, and 11 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, a police press release states.

Pennsylvania State Police and the Blair DUI Task Force conducted the sobriety checkpoint from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday.

Fifty-two criminal or traffic citations and warnings also were issued for expired registration, suspended licenses, expired inspection and equipment and seat belt violations.

One juvenile was arrested after a pursuit, and his charges included unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.