Jul 3, 2014

Bangor PD's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign in full swing

BANGOR - As part of the 2014 Drive Sober Maine Grant provided to the Bangor Police Department by the Bureau of Highway Safety, officers will be increasing patrols over the holiday weekend. This program will continue throughout the summer.

Police note that typically, holiday weekends bring a surge in drunk driving therefore the officers of the Bangor Police Department will be more visible and make a concerted effort to increase saturation patrols with the addition of sobriety checkpoints from now until the end of the summer season.

The staff of the Bangor Police Department urge everyone to plan a safe way home before starting 4th of July festivities. Here are some tips to consider:

Before drinking, designate a sober driver. If you wait until you are impaired, you are more likely to make a bad decision.

Use a taxi, call a friend or family member or seek public transportation options.

If you observe a drunk driver on the road, please contact local law enforcement immediately. This call could save a life.

If you know someone who is about to operate any type of motor vehicle and that person has been drinking, be a true friend and take their keys. Then help them find or arrange other ways to get where they are going safely.

The message is loud and clear. “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

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