09/02/16   Drunk Driver Crackdown


There will be “Zero Tolerance” for drunk drivers this Labor Day weekend. According to a state police news release, it's a dangerous time over the holiday weekend as drunk drivers inevitably take their chances by getting into the  driver seat of their vehicle and toward the next party or try to make it home.

A high visibility campaign..”Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” will continue this weekend, through Monday, .Labor Day. In addition to sobriety check points and an increased number of law enforcement officers on the roads, there will be messages run through the media about the dangers of driving drunk.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, between 2010 and 2014, on average, over 10 thousand people died in drunk driving crashes. During the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend, 40 percent of crash fatalities involved motor vehicle drivers or motorcycle operators who were legally impaired with blood alcohol concentrations of point-0-8 or higher, resulting in 162 deaths.

This Labor Day Weekend..Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.