A Lehigh County DUI Task Force checkpoint was conducted 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. Aug. 10 and netted 13 impaired drivers in the 1600 block of Broadway, along the Fountain Hill – Salisbury traffic corridor.
The checkpoint was set up in the 1600 block of Broadway and was staffed with police officers from multiple surrounding departments, Salisbury Police Department Traffic Officer Bryan Losagio said.
Kara Mercado, 33, of Emmaus, was arrested for DUI on S. 8th Street, Emmaus, 12:43 a.m. July 28. Mercado was allegedly under the influence during a traffic stop.
Alexander Smith, 23, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on State Route 222 northbound at Krocks Road, Lower Macungie Township, 2:18 a.m. Aug. 10. Smith was stopped for a traffic violation and was allegedly found to be under the influence of alcohol.
A resident in the 400 block of East Rock Road reported the receipt of an All American Clearing House check July 27. The check was issued to her so she could pay the duty tax on her winnings. MoneyGram flagged the check and stopped the transaction.
Christopher Vogel, of Alburtis, was arrested for DUI on Weilers Road at Walbert Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 7:21 p.m. Aug. 5. Vogel was traveling north on Walbert Lane and was unable to stop for a posted stop sign. His vehicle traveled through the intersection and struck a PPL pole. Vogel allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication when police arrived.