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The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Steps Up DUI Enforcement for the Holidays

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will be out in force in an effort to reduce the number of DUI related car crashes.  The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Douglas County, will start November 26th and will run until the end of the year.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk.

Although it is illegal in all 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to drive drunk (having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher), far too many people across the nation get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol. The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration underscore the serious nature of the nation’s continuing drunk driving epidemic.

“Every year, we see far too many fatalities as a result of driving drunk” said Sheriff Tony Spurlock.  “Research has shown that high-visibility enforcement reduces drunken driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. By stepping up our DUI enforcement this holiday season, we will make Douglas County roadways safer for everyone,” said Sheriff Spurlock. “We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel drunk is a terrible idea. Unfortunately, not only does drinking impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, it also impairs your judgment and good sense about whether you can, or should drive.