Manitowoc Police: 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' initiative

Manitowoc Police: 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' initiative

You may feel you don't have any concern for your own life, but please consider the lives of others on the road.

He also adds the crackdown is created to curtail impaired drivers during the busy Labor Day weekend.

- Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.

Beginning August 18 and continuing through September 4, state and local law enforcement officers will be aggressively targeting their patrols in search of drunk drivers. "We want people to enjoy these events safely - if you plan to drink, use a designated driver, call a taxi, use a ride sharing app or call a friend or family member".

The Breaux Bridge Police Department is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to stop drunk drivers and help save lives ahead of Labor Day Weekend.

MI law considers persons with a blood alcohol content of.08 or greater to be driving drunk. According to NHTSA, 10,265 people were killed in impaired-driving crashes in 2015, an increase from the 9,967 people killed in 2014.

"Drunk driving is not acceptable behavior", said Idaho Highway Safety Manager, John Tomlinson.

"Despite years of enforcement and public awareness efforts, too many people still make the unfortunate decision to get behind the wheel while impaired".

During the 2015 Labor Day holiday reporting period, 460 crash fatalities occurred nationwide.

Bossier patrol deputies will be on the lookout for those who drink and drive on area roadways.

Statistics show a frightening trend in impaired-driving.

During all of 2016, impaired drivers were involved in crashes that resulted in 277 deaths and another 371 serious injuries.

ITD and NHTSA are reminding citizens of the many resources available to get them home safely. Of those alcohol-related fatal crashes, one third involved drivers who were drunk and nearly one-fourth involved drivers who were driving with a BAC almost twice the illegal limit.