AUBURN AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT CRACKING DOWN ON DRUNK DRIVERS
December 13, 2013
This holiday season, the Auburn Police Division will be
out in force cracking down on drunk drivers throughout the region with
aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
enforcement. From Dec. 13, 2013, to Jan.
1, 2014, state and local law enforcement will be watching for drunk drivers to
help keep roads safe for holiday travelers.
Auburn Police Division is giving fair warning
to all partygoers. “You’ll see us making
lots of stops during this highly visible enforcement period and if we suspect
anyone is driving while intoxicated, officers will show zero tolerance for
drunk driving,” said Sgt Jameson Presley.
Unfortunately, the excitement and celebrations of
the holiday season can lead to terrible decisions-- and serious legal
Data shows that the holiday season is a
particularly deadly time due to the increased number of drunk drivers on the
roads, and the Auburn Police Division is prepared to stop and arrest any drunk
driver they see to keep roads safe.
Nationally, in the Decembers from 2007 to 2011 there
were 4,169 people killed in crashes that
involved drivers with blood alcohol concentrations of .08 grams per deciliter or
According to the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration, 32,367 people were killed in motor vehicle
traffic crashes across the nation in 2011, and 31 percent (9,878) of those
fatalities occurred in drunk-driving-related crashes.
“The December holiday season is the ‘a wonderful time of the
year,’ and we are going to keep our roads safe for travelers heading to visit
friends and family,” said Sgt Presley
“This holiday, we will show zero tolerance for drunk drivers on the road. If
you choose to drive drunk, we will see you, we will stop you, and you will be
Drunk drivers often face jail time, the loss of
their driver licenses, higher insurance rates, and dozens of other
unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, car towing and
repairs, to lost wages due to time off from work. Even worse, a drunk driver
can cause a traffic crash that claims someone’s life, or their own.
Please follow these tips to keep the holidays safe and
For more information, visit www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov
Even one drink can impair your judgment and
increase the risk of getting arrested for driving drunk—or worse, the risk of
having a crash while driving.
If you will be drinking, do not plan on
driving. Plan ahead; designate a sober
driver before the party begins.
If you have been drinking, do not drive. Call a
taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.
Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking,
do not let that person get behind the wheel.
If you see an impaired driver on the road,
contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction
could cost a life.
Remember, it is never safe to drink and drive: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.