Sarasota News Leader

08/23/2013

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Sarasota News Leader August 23, 2013 Page 58 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ON THE LOOKOUT FOR DRUNK DRIVERS The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office and the Sarasota Police Department both are participating in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, the national crackdown on impaired driving, which will continue through Labor Day weekend. drunk drivers from local roadways to keep all motorists safe," the release adds. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 10,000 people die on the road each year as a result of drunk driving. To stop this deadly epidemic, law enforcement officials in every state and most U.S. cities will be cracking down on drunk driving through Sept. 2, a Sheriff's Office news release says. Saturation patrols are conducted instead of what is referred to as a "DUI Checkpoint," the release points out. The patrols include a number of deputies working targeted zones at the same time to monitor driving activity. Because saturation patrols are designed to be mobile, they take place in different areas of the county, the release says. Following the nationwide campaign, September saturation patrols will be conducted on the 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 21st, 27th and 28th of September, the release notes. "The enhanced enforcement is in addition to To report a suspected impaired driver in the our regularly scheduled monthly saturation city of Sarasota, a Police Department news patrols to remove dangerous, uninsured or release says, call 911 or 316-1199. % The national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is under way. Photo courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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