Vernon Police Plan DUI Enforcement This Weekend

By EGP Staff Report

The Vernon Police Department will be looking for alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in their city this weekend.

Vernon police said the department will deploy officers on Friday Oct. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 31 –Halloween – during nighttime and early morning hours to areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and/or arrests. The stepped up enforcement is in conjunction with the department’s ongoing traffic safety campaign.

“High Visibility Enforcement using both DUI checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols has proven to lower the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol or drug impaired crashes,” said police, adding that research shows crashes can be reduced up to 20 % when DUI enforcement activities are advertised and conducted on a regular basis.

In 2014, there were 1,155 deaths and nearly 24,000 injuries from alcohol involved collisions. Having a designated driver could have prevented those tragedies, according the Vernon police.

“DUI Doesn’t Just Mean Booze,” Vernon police reminded the public, explaining that marijuana and prescription medications can have the same tragic consequences.

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October 26, 2017  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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