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"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign begins in Ohio

As summer comes to a close and Labor Day approaches, law enforcement officials in Ohio are getting ready for enhancing their road patrols for a couple of weeks. The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" event is underway in Ohio as well as neighboring states, a campaign that allows officers to stay out on the road longer and set up more checkpoints. The program aims to intercept and deter drunk drivers, or any form of impaired driving.

According to 2015 statistics, one person is killed every eight hours on the roads in Ohio. 31.17 percent of all fatalities were alcohol related. On a daily basis, impaired drivers injure 297 people. Across the country, 90 people die daily in traffic accidents, of which one-third can be attributed to impaired driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every 51 minutes there is an alcohol-related driving crash in the country.

These sobering statistics fuel the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which claims to reduce fatalities by as much as 20 percent. In a state where there are more than 25,000 drugged or drunk driving arrests a year, Ohio state police officers claim even one arrest can save many lives.

Although these campaigns aim to reduce the number of accidents, they are not always successful and sometimes people get severely injured in a drunk driving accident. In addition to criminal charges against the drunk driver, it may be possible to file a civil case against the drunk driver as well. Holding drunk drivers accountable financially for their negligent actions can not only serve as closure for the accident victim and their loved ones, but also provide much needed financial respite during an emotionally and financially difficult time.

Source: Herald Dispatch, "Enhanced Tri-State traffic patrols scheduled through Labor Day," David Malloy, Aug. 21, 2016

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