“Drive Sober” Campaign Underway

LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI)- From now through New Year’s, law enforcement throughout the region, will have stepped up patrols, as part of an effort to crack down on intoxicated drivers.

The extra enforcement is part of the federal “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. That initiative provides grant money for departments to pay overtime for extra officers, and those who are manning safety checkpoints.

Police say, knowledge of the extra enforcement often means motorists will plan ahead.

“They know there will be a lot of extra people out doing extra enforcement, if they know they will be drinking and driving they will get designated drivers, taxis, Ubers,” said Sherman Police Chief, Joel Spell. “It gets a lot of impaired drivers off the road, and helps keep everybody safe.”

Safety checkpoints were ruled constitutional by the U S Supreme Court in 1990.

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