September 4, 2012
Midway, Florida – From August 17 to September 3, 2012, the Midway Police Department participated in a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving through the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. This effort paid off for the people of Midway as more than 3 impaired-driving arrests, 4 other significant arrests and 130 citations were made during the enforcement period.
“Impaired driving is not an accident, and it’s something we take very seriously year-round. But during this intensive crackdown we aggressively targeted impaired drivers, who cause thousands of deaths each year that might have otherwise been prevented,” said Lt. J. Turner. “I am proud of our Officers for their hard work and dedication to make Midway’s roadways safer and to save lives.”
In 2010, more than 10,000 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was at above the legal limit—that’s one person every 53 minutes. During Labor Day weekend (6 p.m. Sept. 3 - 5:59 a.m. Sept. 7) alone in 2010, 147 people across the country were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers or motorcycle riders with a BAC of .08 or higher.
The Midway Police Department reports 0 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in Midway during the enforcement period, as compared to during the same period last year.
Midway Police Department joined forces with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nearly 10,000 law enforcement agencies across the country in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign, which was a nationwide effort to get impaired drivers off America’s roadways.
For more information, visit the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Headquarters at www.nhtsa.gov/drivesober.