09/06/2016

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Stats Released

Lawrence county Sheriff’s Office August/Labor Day Crackdown DWI Enforcement Crackdown ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement Campaign a Success

 

Declaring Lawrence County’s participation in the national August/Labor Day Holiday Crackdown “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance-impaired driving crackdown a major success, The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office reported that one (1) substance-impaired driving arrest and six (6) citations were made during the enforcement period, which ran from August 19-September 5, 2016.  111 warnings were issued for various other hazardous moving violations.

“I am proud of our Deputies for their hard work and dedication to making our region’s roadways safer,” said Sheriff DeLay.

“Substance-impaired driving is more than a reckless choice by a few individuals,” Sheriff DeLay said. “Each year, substance-impaired driving costs the lives of thousands on America’s highways.

Preliminary data shows in 2015, there were 196 fatalities and 663 serious injuries that involved ast least one substance-impaired driver. That equates to one substance-impaired driving fatality every 1-3/4 days.

During the holiday August 21 – September 7, 2015, five (5) people were killed and fifty-three (53) seriously injured which involved at least one substance-impaired driver. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country in this year’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign headquarters at www.TrafficSafety Marketing.gov, or www.saveMolives.com.

 
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