Fayetteville police participate in drunk driving 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 drunk behind the wheel.

The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration underscore the continuing toll drunk driving imposes on the nation.  Impaired-driving crashes killed 9,878 people in 2011, accounting for 31 percent of the total traffic fatalities in the United States.  That’s an average of one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality every 53 minutes, according to NHTSA.

 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.