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December 15, 2016

OPERATION C.A.R.E. LIFESAVER WEEKEND - DRIVE SOBER or GET PULLED OVER

STATE OF VERMONT

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

VERMONT STATE POLICE

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

OPERATION C.A.R.E. LIFESAVER WEEKEND

DRIVE SOBER or GET PULLED OVER

 

 

December 15, 2016  -  During the weekend of December 16 -18th, the Vermont State Police will be conducting extra patrols and sobriety checkpoints throughout the state to detect impaired drivers under Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) Lifesaver Weekend. Operation CARE is a national campaign by state police agencies across the country that have joined together in the endeavor of reducing human suffering on our highways, particularly during the national holidays.

 

From now through the new year, the Vermont State Police and dozens of law enforcement agencies across the state will be working collaboratively in the national impaired driving campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”, in an effort to detect and remove alcohol and drug impaired drivers from our highways. This campaign is supported by the Vermont Governor's Highway Safety Program and the National Highway Safety Administration.

 

Traffic enforcement is a critical mission to the Vermont State Police and remains the single most effective tool in saving lives and detecting and deterring criminal activity. 

 

During this holiday season many parties and gatherings will occur with motorists potentially making poor decisions to drive after consuming alcohol and/or drugs. These individuals increase their chances of being involved in a motor vehicle crash dramatically and put others at risk on our roadways. Over 50% of all highway fatalities this year involve substance impairment.

 

Those who choose to drink alcohol, should plan ahead and use a designated driver or alternate transportation.

 

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Lieutenant John Flannigan | Commander

Vermont State Police | Traffic Operations

2777 Saint George Road | Williston, VT 05495

802-872-4045 | 802-872-4088 (fax)

www.vtsp.org