Dec. 27, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Master Police Officer Leslie A. Sten
James City County Police participate in Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving holiday campaign
The holidays are a time for celebration, visiting with loved ones and reflecting on the year past and the year ahead. Yet all too often, the holiday spirit is destroyed by the recklessness of a drunk driver. Drunk driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes.
In an effort to get drunk drivers off the road, raise public awareness about the dangers of drunk driving and most importantly, to save more lives, James City County Police Department is participating in the National Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving holiday campaign.
Citizens should expect to see an increased presence of officers on roadways throughout the County and know that police are on the lookout for suspected drunk drivers.
Police encourage people to take steps to ensure their holiday celebrations don’t end in tragedy:
- Designate a sober driver before the celebrations begin; plan a way to get home safely at the end of the night.
- If you are impaired, call a taxi, phone a sober friend or family member, use public transportation, or call your local free ride program.
- Be responsible. If someone you know is drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel.
- If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact law enforcement. Your actions may save someone’s life, and inaction could cost a life.
The holidays should be a time for celebration, not tragedy. Help us make James City County’s roadways safer by never driving after drinking. Remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving.