Fayetteville police participate in DWI mobilization


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

Fayetteville police officers will be out in force this Fourth of July holiday to arrest anyone caught driving while intoxicated.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 392 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes during the Fourth of July holiday in 2010 (6:00pm July 2- 5:59am July 6.)  Of those fatalities, 39 percent were in crashes that involved at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.

 The Fayetteville Police Department recommends these simple tips for a safe Fourth of July holiday:      

    • 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.