Troopers Out In Force For New Year’s Holiday

December 31, 2012

Law enforcement officers will be out in force as 2012 comes to a close, cracking down on drunk and impaired driving.

“December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, and I encourage Floridians to act responsibly this holiday season,” said Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi. “Those who drive under the influence endanger everyone on the road and will go to jail.”

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finds fatalities in crashes that involve one or more impaired drivers appear to increase significantly during the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday period and for thousands of families across Florida, the holiday season brings a somber reminder of the loved ones they lost to an impaired driver.

“We want everyone to enjoy the holidays, but also we want driving on our roadways to be safe,” said Col. David Brierton, FHP director. “The Patrol will be out in full force to help save lives, and we are not going to tolerate impaired driving. So remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

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