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Drive sober or get pulled over

JACKSON, Miss.- Officials held a press conference this morning to promote this years “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. 

With the holiday’s upon us, parties and drinking are inevitable. However the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety and police officers across the state are urging drivers to stay safe.

There is generally an increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities around the holiday season and law enforcement agencies will be diligently searching for drunk drivers and putting them behind bars.

In 2013 alone, 10,076 people were killed in crashes involving alcohol levels of .08 or higher. 23 of those deaths were on Christmas Day.

“It’s time for all drivers to get the message,” said MDPS Deputy Commissioner Col. Donnell Berry, “Drunk driving is a choice you make, and when you make that choice people get hurt or die. That’s why we’re joining with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to share the message: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

Police will be increasing patrols, setting up more roadblocks, and using local media to get the attention of drivers. If you plan to drink, plan to get a driver. Officers will be cracking down.

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