Police Cracking Down On Holiday Drinking And Driving

DETROIT (WWJ) – Police across Michigan begin a weeklong campaign Sunday to get drunk drivers off the roads during upcoming holiday. Anne Readett with the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says certain roads and freeways will get the most attention.

“So we hope we can send an important message for the rest of the summer about making sure people do the right thing if they have been drinking and making sure they have either a designated driver or they call a cab or spend the night,” said Readett.

She says the message is clear: if you have been drinking, find a designated driver … or don’t drive at all.

“Counties look at where their problems are the greatest – where they’ve got crash and alcohol problems and those are the roads they will likely be spending the bulk of their time and they also look at when and where – what days of the week. So they will be out there on days where the problem is the greatest,” said Readett.

More than one million Michigan residents are expected to be on the roads during the holiday.


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