Delaware State Police Conduct Checkpoints
to Enforce Travel Orders Memorial Day Weekend
From: WBOC TV
LEWES, Del.- Prepare for multiple checkpoints in Delaware this weekend, say Delaware State Police.
On Friday evening, troopers conducted a checkpoint on Southbound Route One near Lewes. State Police confirm the checkpoint was to enforce and educate drivers on Governor Carney’s travel orders.
“Our intent is to achieve voluntary compliance with the main purpose of being educational and informative,” explains Heather Pepper, a Delaware State Police Public Information Officer. “Rather than being punitive and resulting in enforcement action.”
Friday’s checkpoint north of the Nassau Bridge reduced travel to a single lane. One driver told WRDE he was backed up all the way from Route 16. Pepper said Friday’s checkpoint was one of many planned for the weekend in the First State.
Currently, out-of-state travelers are required to quarantine for 14 days after arriving in Delaware. People may only leave their homes for medical treatment. Short-term-rentals are still restricted to essential workers.