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DUI Crackdown Planned for Holiday Week
Friday, June 26, 2009

Titusville Police Announce July 4th Crackdown

On Drunk Drivers

 Statistics Showing Holiday Period is a Deadly One on U.S. Roads

 

Titusville,FL- Titusville Police announced its officers will be out in full force during the Fourth of July holiday period, cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive “Drunk Driving Over the Limit Under Arrest” enforcement blitz. There will be several officers added both day and night during the holiday week, specifically assigned to look for both speeding and DUI violations.

 

“Driving while drunk isn’t worth the tremendous risk. No matter your age, if you’ve had too much holiday spirit, you’d better find a safe and sober ride home or your chances of arrest are high,” said Chief Anthony C. Bollinger.

 

Major Doug Massey said, “Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest problems. In 2007, there were 12,998 people who were killed in traffic crashes Nationwide that involved at least one driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher”.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the July 4th holiday period in 2007, there were a total of 200 traffic-related fatalities. Of those, 44 percent involved a driver or motorcycle rider with a BAC of .08 or higher. http://www.nhtsa.gov/

 

Too many people fail to understand that alcohol and driving don’t mix. Impaired driving is no accident—nor is it a victimless crime.  We are committed to making our roadways as safe as possible this holiday”, said Chief Anthony C. Bollinger.

 

Titusville Police offer our community the following steps for a safe holiday:

 

 

For more information, please visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

 

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