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Virginia State Police: “Drive sober or get pulled over”

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Posted at 11:21 AM, Dec 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-31 11:21:58-05

Virginia State Police will be stepping up patrols New Year’s Eve in an effort to detect and deter impaired drivers on Virginia’s highways.

Since Thanksgiving, troopers have been participating in the annual Checkpoint Strikeforce anti-DUI enforcement campaign and the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday crackdown. Respectively, both are state and national enforcement operations conducted annually during the holidays that focus on the dangers and prevention of drunk and drugged driving.

More DUI patrols by state police troopers and participation in local DUI checkpoints will be taking place throughout the evening and overnight hours of Dec. 31, 2013, statewide.

As of Dec. 30, 2013, preliminary reports indicate that more than 720 individuals have lost their lives in traffic crashes on Virginia highways this year.

In order to prevent anyone else from becoming another fatal statistic, it’s going to take the help and responsible decision-making of every motorist heading out for New Year’s Eve.

Click here for more information from Virginia State Police.