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Dec 02

Drive Sober Or get Pulled Over

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 12:41 PM by Jeffrey Rudinski

 Captain Robert Zollo would like to advise residents and visitors that the Wilbraham Police Department will be joining numerous other law enforcement agencies statewide in support of an intensive crackdown on impaired driving. This will occur from December 1, 2014 through January 1, 2015, as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.

The mobilization is funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division.

Wilbraham officers will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers on the roadways. Since twice as many alcohol-impaired crashes occur over the weekend, and four times as many occur at night, particular attention will be paid to these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on the roads.

Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes. Too many motorists and pedestrians have been injured and killed in impaired driving crashes in Massachusetts. Moreover, it’s predictable but fact, the number of drivers operating under the influence increases during the holiday period.

The Wilbraham Police Department urges all motorists to follow the rules of the road, and not drive while impaired. The message is simple, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”