Cpl. Joseph Paull – Arkadelphia Police Department
870-246-4545 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Arkadelphia - State and local law enforcement officers are increasing their patrol activity, conducting roadblocks and saturation patrols all aimed at impaired drivers. Beginning Friday (August 18th) Arkadelphia Police Department along with agencies across the state, will join in the national “Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over” enforcement mobilization. The special enforcement operation will continue through Monday, September 4, 2017.
As the holiday celebrations begin, far too many individuals will be tempted to drive a vehicle after consuming alcohol. The results typically end in tragedy, if not deadly, consequences.
Drunk driving offenders often serve jail time, lose their driver’s license, receive notices of higher auto insurance rates and pay dozens of other unanticipated expenses ranging from attorney fees, court costs, vehicle towing and repairs, not to mention being away from their jobs and lost wages. But the ultimate cost of drunk driving is causing a traffic crash that injures or kills.
Follow these tips to stay safe on the road this holiday season:
• If you plan to drink alcohol, don’t plan to drive. Instead, plan for a safe ride home. Designate a sober driver ahead of time.
• If you become intoxicated, do not drive for any reason. Call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member or use public transportation.
• If someone you know has been drinking, don’t let them drive. Take their keys, take them home, or help them arrange a safe trip home.
• If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact your local law enforcement. Your actions could help save someone’s life.
Remember if you choose to drive drunk, not only will you risk your own safety and the safety of others, but you risk long lasting legal consequences.