Police enforcement efforts coming for the holiday weekend
From Friday, June 30, through Wednesday, July 5, police will be out in full force, stopping impaired drivers by aggressively targeting those who put lives in danger. Expect to see increased sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. These enforcement efforts are vital to public safety, and save lives. During the 2016 July Fourth holiday weekend, there were 146 drug- or alcohol-related crashes, 85 of which involved a driver with a reported blood alcohol concentration of .08 or greater. Crashes involving alcohol or prescription and illegal drugs during this period resulted in 82 injuries and 6 deaths. Nationwide, five years of data show that nearly 40 percent of all traffic fatalities during the holiday resulted from impaired-driving crashes.
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