Armstrong–Indiana–Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission Plans Holiday Campaign to Stop Impaired Driving and Save Lives

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Published December 18, 2012 3:00 pm
Armstrong–Indiana–Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission Plans Holiday Campaign to Stop Impaired Driving and Save Lives

Clarion, Pa. – Holiday party-goers beware! To help save lives this holiday season, Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission is launching a special “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign to save lives on our roadways.

Law enforcement will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.  Enforcement efforts may include sobriety check points and increased patrols. These increased enforcement measures will occur in all areas of Clarion County.

During 2010, More than 10,000 people were killed nationwide in motor vehicle accidents involving an impaired driver.  The holiday season is a particularly dangerous time.  No one starts the holiday celebration with the thought that they will end the celebration in jail, the hospital, the morgue, a funeral, or taking a life.  That is often the case when one gets behind the wheel while impaired by drugs or alcohol.

It is illegal in all 50 states to drive with a Blood Alcohol Content of .08 or higher.  Violators could face jail time, loss of driver’s license, steep fines, court costs, higher insurance rates, and potential loss of their job.

There are three simple steps to stay safe and out of trouble this Holiday Season:

  1. Plan ahead:  Designate a sober driver or have an alternate safe plan to get home.
  2. Call a sober friend, family member, or alternate ride.
  3. Be responsible:  If someone you know is drinking, do not let them drive.  If you see an impaired driver on the road, call law enforcement.

You can save someone’s life or your own!  Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission wants you to enjoy the holidays, but we also want our roadways to be safe.  For more information visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Headquarters at www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober.

 

 

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