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Drunk Driving: Over the Limit. Under Arrest.
Enforcement Blitz Continues this Holiday Season
[City, State] – Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. In fact, during 2005,
nearly 13,000 people were killed in highway crashes involving an impaired driver or
motorcycle operator with an illegal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.
That is why [Local Law Enforcement Organization] announced today that they will be
out in full force looking for and cracking down on impaired drivers this holiday season.
“The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is one of the deadliest and most
dangerous times of the year due to an increase in impaired driving,” said [Local Law
Enforcement Leader]. “If we catch you driving impaired, we will arrest you. No
exceptions. No excuses.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in December
2005, 1,033 people were killed in crashes involving a driver with an illegal blood alcohol
concentration (BAC) level of .08 or above.
Driving with a BAC of .08 or higher is illegal in every state, but too many are still not getting
the message. According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, more than 1.3 million people
were arrested for driving under the influence during 2005.
“We will be out in force conducting sobriety checkpoints, saturation patrols and using
undercover officers to get more drunk drivers off the road,” said [Local Law Enforcement
Leader]. “We want everyone to play it safe and always designa