Increased DUI Saturation Patrols Scheduled Over Thanksgiving Weekend and Throughout the Holiday Season
Drunk driving is one of America’s deadliest crimes. In 2008, 11,773 people died in highway crashes involving a driver or motorcycle rider with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. The picture for women is particularly disturbing: nationwide, 21% of the 5,473 female drivers killed in crashes in 2008 had BAC levels of .08 or higher.
These frightening statistics are the very reason why police departments all over Oregon, and across the nation, are joining forces, from Thanksgiving weekend to New Years’ Day, to conduct DUII saturation patrols. The goal is not only to arrest impaired drivers, and protect everyone else on the road, but also to create general deterrence through high-visibility law enforcement; when the perceived risk of getting caught by law enforcement increases, the likelihood of choosing to drive while impaired actually decreases.
Gilroy & Napoli, DUII attorneys, would like to encourage each and every one of you to plan ahead and take extra care this holiday season. Please designate a sober driver or arrange for a sober ride home before beginning your evening of celebration. Safe celebrating, and happy holidays, from Gilroy & Napoli.