The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is taking part in the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign not only during July 4, but before and after as well.
Between Friday, June 28 and Sunday, July 7, deputies with the sheriff’s office will be out full-force. Those traveling should expect to see an increased presence in law enforcement on city and county roads.
There’s zero tolerance for those who decide to drive impaired.
Authorities said drunk driving fatalities increase at night.
Those with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office offer the following tips to travelers:
- Have a designated driver, including public transportation, even if you plan to have one drink
- SafeRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend and identifies the user’s location
- Download the National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration’s site here, or Traffic Safety Marketing’s site here for additional information including drunk driving statistics.