Law Enforcement Increases Presence for 4th of July

Written by on July 3, 2019

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

That message is being promoted by law enforcement officers nationwide this holiday week, as officers will be an increased presence on the roads, with zero tolerance for those who drive impaired.

During the 2017 4th of July holiday period, from June 30th to the morning of July 5th, 237 people were killed nationwide in crashes involving at least one driver or motorcycle operator with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. The deaths also represent a 23 percent increase from 2016, during which 192 people were killed during the same holiday period.

According to statistics , drunk driving accounted for 29 percent of motor vehicle crash-induced deaths in 2017.

This 4th of July, law enforcement officers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urge drivers to designate a sober driver before heading out for the evening. If you plan on drinking, plan on not driving.

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