Crackdown on Impaired Drivers to Begin
Posted: August 15, 2006
The Randolph Police Department will be out in full force, taking part in a nationwide crackdown on impaired driving from August 18th to September 4th.
Organized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this aggressive crackdown delivers a simple message: Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.
According to Sgt. Will Yarzab, Traffic Bureau Supervisor, the police department will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and aggressive patrols to get drunk drivers off the road. “Impaired drivers are a threat to motorists and pedestrians. We are putting everyone on notice. If we catch you driving impaired, you will be arrested.”
“Drunk driving is one of the deadliest crimes in the nation. In 2004, nearly 13,000 people died in automobile accidents involving a driver or motorcycle operator with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher,” said Sgt. Yarzab. “Our enforcement activities are designed to both heighten awareness about this problem and to discourage this behavior.”
The Randolph Police wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day weekend and would like to remind everyone:
- Be responsible and don’t risk it…you will be caught.
- If you plan to drink, choose a designated driver before going out.
- Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
- Spend the night where the activity is being held.
- Report impaired drivers to law enforcement.
- Always buckle up—it’s your best defense against an impaired driver.