Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Written by Andrew-Rossi on August 31, 2017
While the end of summer is traditionally marked by a celebration in the form of the Labor Day holiday, the holiday is also one of the deadliest, with drunk drivers endangering themselves and others on America’s roadways.
The long weekend has been set aside as a time for our country to reflect on the hard work of our fellow Americans. Sadly, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, over the Labor Day holiday period in 2015, there were 460 crash fatalities nationwide, and forty percent of those fatal crashes involved drivers who had been drinking. Lt. Phil Farman of the Wyoming Highway Patrol in Cody says that in 2015, almost 40 percent of the 145 traffic fatalities in the state were from drivers with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater.
So this year, Park County Law Enforcement is out to stop drunk drivers and help save lives. The high-visibility national enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs through Sept. 4. During this period, Park County Law Enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving, and will increase the number of officers, deputies, and troopers on the road.
Farman urges residents who are out on the roads to report anyone they see driving drunk, pointing out that this action could save a life. And he reminds those who are headed out to Labor Day festivities, to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.