Independence Day Weekend Will See Statewide Drunk-Driving Crackdown

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Michigan State PoliceMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)Drunk drivers will be red, white and busted this Fourth of July because law enforcement officers from 156 agencies in 26 Michigan counties started putting extra officers out on the road yesterday as part of a statewide drunk driving crackdown.

The one-week “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign runs through Monday July 7th and includes officers from local police departments, sheriff offices and Michigan State Police posts across the state.

Michigan Office Of Highway Safety Planning Director Michael Prince says drunk driving is a serious offense with serious consequences, and motorists need to designate a sober driver if they plan to be drinking.

During the 2012 July Fourth holiday period, four people were killed in four traffic crashes, though none of the crashes involved alcohol.

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