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Holiday Impaired Driver Enforcement

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 Holiday party-goers, beware!  To help save lives this holiday season, the Shepherdsville Police Department will out in support of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown to stop impaired drivers and to save lives on our roadways.

Officers will be aggressively looking forimpaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired. Enforcement efforts will include safety checkpoints and saturation patrols.  The special enforcement crackdown will run through January 1, 2013.

“Lots of folks will be out during this busy holiday season, enjoying themselves and the holiday festivities, and we want everyone to be safe on our roadways.” said Colonel Douglas Puckett.  “That’s why we will be stepping up enforcement to catch and arrest impaired drivers.  Please be forewarned.  If you are caught drinking and driving impaired, you will be arrested. No warnings. No excuses.”

Colonel Puckett said there are three simple steps people can take to stay safe and out of trouble:

  1. Plan ahead.  If you will be drinking, do not plan on driving. Designate a sober driver or find another safe way home. Even one too many drinks increases the risk of a crash while driving a motor vehicle.  
  2. If you are impaired, find another way home.  Use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation.
  3. Be responsible.  If someone you know is drinking, do not let them 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. 

For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Headquarters at www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober