Task force charges 7 motorists with DUI

During a six-week period between Nov. 19 and Monday, the Lycoming County DUI Task Force charged seven motorists with DUI; six for being under the influence of alcohol and one for being under the influence of drugs, according to Joseph Hope, task force coordinator.

For one of those drivers, it was his fourth DUI arrest, Hope said.

The task force stopped a total of 51 motorists, ten of whom were detained for sobriety testing, Hope said.

Also during the six-week enforcement period, task force officers charged four people with various drug offenses and took into custody two motorists who were wanted on other charges; one was a fugitive in Lycoming County while another was wanted by authorities in York County, Hope said.

“Officers also issued multiple citations (notices) for traffic violations,” he added.

The identities of the drivers accused of DUI will be made public once charges are officially filed at a district judge’s office.

The task force’s efforts to get drunk drivers off the road was in conjunction with the state Department of Transportation’s Holiday Season Impaired Driving Campaign, Hope said.