“We want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday season. As a result, law enforcement is cracking down and on the lookout for impaired drivers. Therefore, if you are going to drink, don’t drive,” said Sheriff Shaun Golden. “Patrols are being increased and sobriety checks are set up throughout Monmouth County where motorists will be stopped in an effort to maintain the utmost of safety.”
The nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign is an effort to raise awareness about the dangers of impaired driving through enforcement and education and lasts throughout the month of December to January 1.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) most recent data, more than 4,500 people were killed nationwide in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes during the months of December from 2017 through 2021. In December 2021 alone, 1,013 people died in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes.
“Any fatality or crash on our roads is one too many,” said Sheriff Golden. “Enforcing the law and educating the public about the dangers of drinking and driving raises awareness and helps keep our roadways safer.”
The MCSO urges all to please practice and share important safety tips to avoid presenting a danger to yourself or others.
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For a downloadable version of the press release, click here: News-Release-Sheriffs-Office-Participates-in-Drive-Sober-or-Get-Pulled-Over-2023