Fayettevillepolice participate in drunk driving mobilization

08/16/2013

         Fayetteville Police Greg Tabor announced today the Fayetteville Police Department will participate in the nationwide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.   

         From mid-August through Labor Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide ��Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over�� crackdown on drunk driving.f   The crackdown runs from August 16 through September 2, 2013.

         Drunk driving takes a particularly heavy toll among young drivers.  Among 18- to 34-year-old drivers killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes during the 2011 Labor Day weekend, 42 percent were alcohol-impaired.

The Fayetteville Police Department recommends these simple tips if you have been drinking:       

    • Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin.
    • Before drinking, designate a sober driver and leave your car keys at home.
    • If you’re impaired, use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member.
    • If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact your local law enforcement agency.
    • And remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.  If you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take that person’s keys and help him or her make other arrangements to get home safely.

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