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Increased patrols on Michigan roads begin for Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

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Posted at 11:54 AM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 11:54:46-05

(WXYZ) — There will be increased patrols on Michigan roads beginning Dec. 11 for the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

The enforcement runs through January 1, 2021.

The Office of Highway Safety Planning says throughout 2019, there were 9,787 alcohol-involved crashes in Michigan with 295 alcohol-involved fatalities statewide.

“Drunk driving is deadly and illegal. Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after you’ve been drinking endangers you, your passengers, and everyone else on the road,” OHSP Director Michael L. Prince said. “Even if your travel plans are different this year, and you’re just making short trips near home, always drive sober.”

According to the 2019 Michigan Annual Drunk Driving Audit by the Michigan State Police, 41.9 percent of all fatal crashes that occurred involved alcohol, drugs, or both.