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A National Crackdown on Drunk Driving Runs from August 15-September 1 and local law enforcement will be out in numbers looking for violators.
Drunk driving accidents kill approximately 10,000 people per year in the United States. In 2012, one person was killed every 51 minutes due to an alcohol related crash. On average, holiday weekends bring a spike in driving under the influence. Young drivers are overrepresented in drunk-driving crashes. In the United States, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher.
The Avoid the 7 DUI Task Force will be aggressively looking for impaired drivers throughout the region with plans in place for two DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints. DUI checkpoints are a proven enforcement tool in reducing the number of people killed and injured in alcohol related crashes.
Seven local law enforcement agencies make up the task force including Auburn Police, CHP, and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
If you choose to drive drunk, you not only put your life and the lives of others at risk, you could also face a DUI arrest that carries loss of driver’s license and jail time. Alcohol related accidents are avoidable if you plan ahead and designate a driver or choose an alternate ride home like a taxicab.
To contact Sierra Cab for a safe ride home, call (530) 885-CABS, that’s (530) 885-2227.