“Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Underway

CHADRON – The latest edition of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over anti-drunk driving campaign began Friday and runs through New Year’s Day.

The rebranded You Drink and Drive, You Lose program is a high-visibility zero-tolerance national enforcement campaign that uses both an extensive media blitz and the placing of more officers on the road in an effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers.

The Nebraska Traffic Safety Office is once again providing grants to the State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies to cover the overtime costs of the additional officers, and the Chadron Police Department is one of the recipients this time.

Officer Sean Considine is coordinating the Chadron grant and says Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over can succeed only if the community is committed to it by not driving impaired and by reporting drivers they think may be impaired.

Considine says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System show the Christmas-New Year’s period was the nation’s deadliest holiday with 285 drunk driving-related deaths

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