Law Enforcement Presence Increases Due To Sober Driving Campaign

Law enforcement both locally and statewide is expected to have a larger presence with the upcoming Labor Day weekend, in support of the 2020 “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” campaign. That campaign is underway and runs through September 7th . Officers will be tasked with keeping the roads safe by removing impaired drivers and addressing other serious traffic violations. During the 2018 Labor Day weekend their were nearly 440 traffic fatalities nationwide. Over 1/3 of those fatalities involved a driver who was over the legal limit for blood alcohol content. Last year in Iowa six traffic fatalities occurred over the Labor Day weekend and three of those involved an impaired driver according to police.

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