Statewide law enforcement to focus on impaired drivers

The Fourth of July remains one of the deadliest holidays on the nation’s roadways. Law enforcement agencies statewide are Joining Forces to remind motorists and motorcycle riders to have a safe summer and Fourth of July weekend. Law enforcement officers are increasing patrols for impaired drivers and riders between today and July 14.

In efforts to achieve the “Zero Fatalities” goal this holiday season, drivers and riders are encouraged to know the law for blood alcohol levels and to abide by the following guidelines:

Designate a sober driver before drinking;

Use a taxi, call a sober friend or family member or use public transportation if impaired;

Take advantage of local sober ride programs;

Call 911 if a drunk driver is spotted on the road;

Take the keys or assist in making other arrangements for someone who’s about to drive or ride while impaired.

For resources and laws pertaining to impaired driving and riding, visit


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