Checkpoint nets 9

Nine people were arrested for driving under the influence during a DUI checkpoint conducted by the West Hills DUI Task Force on Ohio River Boulevard at Atlantic Avenue in Emsworth on Sept. 19.

Charged during the checkpoint operation, which occurred between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday night, were:

Phaedra Ann Carper, 42, of Pittsburgh;

John Vesho, 44, of Bell Acres;

Bruce Valles, 54, of Freedom;

Michael Hughes, 27, of Ohio Township;

Kelly Hodgson, 25, of Washington County;

Colby Wright, 37, of Emsworth;

Louis Reichenbach Jr., 31, of Avalon;

James Toomey, 44, of Bridgeville;

Jeffrey Wilson, 28, of York, PA.

In addition to the DUI arrests, police cited nine drivers for driving under suspension, six for driving without a license, six for not having insurance, five for inspection violations, and one for a registration problem.

Sixteen vehicles were towed, police say.


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