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MSP increases patrols for Labor Day 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign'

Posted: 11:07 AM, Aug 14, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-14 11:07:08-04
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LANSING, Mich. — Starting Wednesday Michigan State Police are cracking down even more on drunk or drugged driving.

As part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign MSP are increasing patrols to catch drivers with a BAC level of .08 or higher.

According to state police, last year's Labor Day holiday there were 12 fatal crashes, with six crashes involving alcohol.

State police want to make sure that everyone has a safe ride home.

MSP Trooper,Travis Fletcher said, "Every year we see numbers fluctuating in crashes and fatalities. The more officers we can get out on the road to help reduce those numbers is our main goal."

Another reason not to drive impaired is a DUI can set the driver back about $10 thousand in attorney fees, fines, higher insurance rates, car towing, repairs, and court costs.

Fletcher said, "Well everybody wants to go out and have fun but sometimes we just don't think about what we're going to do after we have the fun. If you go out and have fun, which, we want you to, make sure you have alternate plans to get home."

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign runs through September 2.

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