Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 29, 2017
Drive sober or get pulled over.
That’s the message of local law enforcement as we head into the New Year’s Eve weekend.
Nationally, over the past 5 years, an average of 300 people died in drunk driving crashes the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. In 2016, 781 people lost their lives in drunk-driving-related crashes in the month of December alone.
Cody Police Chief Chuck Baker says their department is partnering with other law enforcement agencies this weekend to be more visible, in an effort to deter poor choices, and to be available for calls for service.
It is against the law in all 50 States to drive a vehicle if you have a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about one-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.
Park County Sheriff Scott Steward encourages people to make good choices this weekend, and every day, by never drinking and driving, planning a safe ride home or designating a sober driver.