FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 6, 2017
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA . . . This year's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" high-visibility campaign begins on Wednesday, Dec. 13th and runs through New Year's Eve. Prince William County Police, as well as law enforcement agencies throughout Virginia and the region, are targeting this period because the holidays bring a surge in impaired driving.
Drunk driving is both reckless and preventable. The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign aims to get that point across. Drivers break the law by driving impaired, putting thousands of travelers at risk every day. The Prince William County Police Department wants drivers to know drunk driving is not tolerated. No excuses and no warnings. If drivers are caught driving impaired, they will be arrested.
Consider the following facts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- For many Americans, "holiday cheer" involves drinking alcohol at holiday parties and events. That means a spike in drunk-driving crashes each December.
- According to NHTSA, 37,461 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2016, and 28 percent (10,497) of those fatalities were in crashes during which a driver had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over the legal limit of .08.
Remember to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!