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Drive Sober campaign a success

Thursday, September 6, 2012

From Aug. 17-Sept. 3, the Brazil Police Department participated in a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving through the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

The effort paid off as more than three impaired driving arrests took place, in addition to nine significant arrests and 13 citations during the period.

"Impaired driving is not an accident, and it's something we take very seriously year-round," Police Chief Clint McQueen said. "But during this intensive crackdown, we aggressively targeted impaired drivers who cause thousands of deaths each year that might have otherwise been prevents.

"I am proud of our officers for their hard work and dedication to make Brazil's roadways safer and to save lives."

In 2011, there were 4,398 alcohol-related traffic crashes in Indiana. During the 2011 Labor Day holiday period (Sept. 2-6), here were 111 alcohol-related crashes in Indiana where only a driver was impaired.

During last year's Labor Day crackdown, there were 13,465 citations issued, 824 misdemeanors DUIs and 141 felony DUIs.

According to law enforcement officials, there were no alcohol-impaired driving fatalities this year.

The department joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country in the campaign, which was a nationwide effort to get impaired drivers off the roadways.

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just thinking of if we could cut these grants out paying overtime from the government how much would the government save.... ohh i believe a dui driver should get arrested but the way big money is spent and they say we need to reduce the deficit i think they should reduce money from this agency instead of focusing on a few programs that they make drastic cuts....just saying

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Thu, Sep 6, 2012, at 11:21 PM

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