Po­lice mo­bi­lize against DWI

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - FRONT PAGE - From Staff Re­ports

The Siloam Spring Po­lice Depart­ment is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the statewide La­bor Day DWI “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Mo­bi­liza­tion be­tween Aug. 16, 2017, and Sept. 4, 2017. The lat­est sta­tis­tics by the Na­tional High­way Traf­fic Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion re­veal in 2015, 10,265 peo­ple were killed na­tion­wide in drunk-driv­ing crashes. The depart­ment’s goal is to keep in­tox­i­cated driv­ers off the road­ways and to ed­u­cate the public to make re­spon­si­ble de­ci­sions when con­sid­er­ing the de­ci­sion to drive after choos­ing to con­sume al­co­hol.

Dur­ing this mo­bi­liza­tion pe­riod the depart­ment will de­ploy DWI/DUI sat­u­ra­tion pa­trols with a ded­i­cated fo­cus on find­ing and ar­rest­ing those who choose to jeop­ar­dize the safety of our com­mu­nity by driv­ing un­der the in­flu­ence of any in­tox­i­cants. Siloam Springs Po­lice Depart­ment has zero tol­er­ance for DWI/DUI. The depart­ment en­cour­ages peo­ple en­joy­ing the up­com­ing La­bor Day hol­i­day to do so re­spon­si­bly and choose a des­ig­nated driver.

The Siloam Springs Po­lice Depart­ment rec­om­mends safe al­ter­na­tives to drink­ing and driv­ing:

• Re­mem­ber that it is never OK to drink and drive. Even if you’ve

had one al­co­holic bev­er­age, des­ig­nate a sober driver or plan to use public trans­porta­tion to get home safely.

• If you see a drunk driver on the road, con­tact the Siloam Springs Po­lice Depart­ment, or 911.

• Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make ar­range­ments to get your friend home safely.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over cam­paign, visit www. traf­fic­safe­t­y­mar­ket­ing.gov.

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