It’s always important that if you plan to drink, you don’t drive.
As part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, more state and local law enforcement officers will patrol day and night to catch impaired drivers behind the wheel throughout the holidays.
The annual holiday ‘Booze It & Lose It’ campaign runs now through Jan. 5.
During each campaign, law enforcement agencies increase the number of patrols and officers in an area, set up checking stations and use local news media to reach out to drivers.
Motorists caught driving while impaired could face jail time, lose their driving privileges and pay an average of $10,000 in fines, towing fees and other expenses associated with a DWI.
That’s not a small price, and it doesn’t even count the heftier price: the potential cost of a lost life.