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N E W S   R E L E A S E

 

Aug. 30, 2012

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:         

 

William T. McMichael, Sergeant
757-253-1800; william.mcmichael@jamescitycountyva.gov

 

JCC Police announce 2012 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Overcampaign

 

The James City County Police are joining with law enforcement officers throughout the nation for the “2012 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign through Sept. 3. The strong nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb alcohol impaired driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

 

James City County Police will aggressively look forimpaired drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving impaired.

 

It is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 grams per deciliter. Despite these laws, in 2010 more than 10,000 people died in crashes in which a driver or motorcycle rider was impaired. During the Labor Day weekend in 2010, 147 people were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving drivers or motorcycle riders with BACs of .08 or higher. Of those fatalities, 80 percent occurred from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.

 

According to James City County Police, violators face jail time, loss of their driver licenses and steep financial consequences such as higher insurance rates, attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work and the potential loss of job.

 

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