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West Linn PD to Participate in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign - 08/07/19

During the 2019 Labor Day Holiday, the West Linn Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies throughout the country in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign, running from August 14th through September 2. West Linn PD will be deploying extra cars during the campaign to specifically find and arrest intoxicated drivers. Increased state and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation's roadways. Below are some statistics from the NHTSA that highlight why law enforcement works so hard to reduce drunk driving:

During the 2017 Labor Day holiday period, 36 percent of fatalities in traffic crashes involved a drunk driver.

Despite the fact that it's illegal to drive with a BAC of .08 or higher, in 2017 one person was killed every 48 minutes by a drunk driver on our nation's roads.

Of the traffic fatalities in 2017 among children 14 and younger, 19 percent occurred in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes.

During the 2017 Labor Day holiday period there were 376 crash fatalities nationwide. Forty-four percent of those fatalities involved drivers who had been drinking (.01+ BAC). More than one-third (36%) of the fatalities who were drunk (.08+ BAC), and more than one-fourth (26%) involved drivers who were driving with a BAC almost twice the legal limit (1.5+ BAC).  

For more information about the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign, visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.

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