Beware – The National NHTSA Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Has Started

August 16, 2014

Now through the Labor Day weekend, more than 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide will be stepping up their efforts to nab drunk drivers and make DUI arrests. So be careful.

Now through the Labor Day weekend, more than 10,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide will be stepping up their efforts to nab drunk drivers and make DUI arrests. So be careful.

Be extra careful driving for the next few weeks, as law enforcement officials throughout the nation will be stepping up their efforts to arrest suspected drunk drivers. On August 13, officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that they will be rolling out their national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that:

  • Is being supported by more than 10,000 police departments and law enforcement agencies throughout the nation
  • Started on Friday August 15th
  • Will continue through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

As U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx explained in the official press release announcing the start of this campaign:

Drunk driving is a deadly and preventable crime that destroys lives and costs the nation billions of dollars every year… with the help of law enforcement around the country, we are going to continue doing all that we can to stop drunk driving and the needless tragedies that result from this reckless behavior.

DUI Statistics, According to NHTSA Officials

In announcing the 2014 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, NHTSA officials presented various DUI statistics to highlight the risks and costs associated with drunk driving. Specifically, these DUI statistics pointed out that:

  • DUI accidents reportedly result in about one death every 51 minutes in the U.S.
  • More than 10,000 people die in drunk driving accidents each year in the U.S.
  • About 35 percent of the fatalities caused by DUI accidents affect people other than the drunk drivers (e.g., other motorists, passengers in vehicles, pedestrians, etc.).
  • DUI accidents have about $47 billion in direct economic impacts annually.

The Bottom Line: Be Careful

The bottom line is that all drivers should be especially careful as they drive for the next few weeks. If you are unfortunately targeted and arrested for DUI, you should immediately start building your defense by contacting trusted Denver Area DUI Defense Lawyer Christopher Griffin.

Denver and Boulder Metro Area Criminal Defense Lawyer at the Griffin Law Firm

Being charged with DUI can be both scary and stressful, as a conviction could cost you your reputation, your career, your family and even your freedom. If you or your loved one has been arrested for and/or formally charged with drunk driving, Christopher Griffin wants you to know that he is ready to immediately start providing you with the strongest possible defense against police and prosecutors – both outside and inside of the courtroom.

Regardless of whether you are facing criminal charges for the first time, have prior convictions and/or were on probation or parole at the time of the alleged crime, Christopher Griffin and all of the legal professionals at the Griffin Law Firm will work relentlessly to help you obtain the best possible outcome to your case. In fact, our steadfast dedication to the notion that the accused are innocent until proven guilty means that we will do everything in our power to help you resolve your case in the most favorable and efficient manner possible.

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