According to the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day holiday period, more than one-third (37%) of all motor vehicle crash fatalities involved drunk drivers.
Drunk driving isn’t the only risk on the road: Drug-impaired driving is also a problem on our nation’s roads. If drivers are impaired by any substance they should not operate a motor vehicle; Driving while impaired is illegal, period.
This St. Patrick’s Day weekend the Prescott Valley Police Department will staff extra officers to conduct targeted impaired motorist enforcement. These added enforcement efforts will begin Friday March 15 and continue through Sunday March 17th. Remember, “If You Feel Different, You Drive Different, It’s that simple”.
Don’t let impaired driving cause you to be a risk to yourself and others on the road.
The Prescott Valley Police Department encourages celebrating responsibly.
•If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver or use a ride service such as Uber, Lyft or a Taxi.
•Perhaps it’s your turn to be the designated driver? Take that role seriously—your friends are relying on you.
•And don’t let your friends drive after drinking, not even one.
The Prescott Valley Police Department traffic enforcement efforts are made possible with funding by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Please report suspected impaired or unsafe driving to your local law enforcement. The Prescott Valley Police Department may be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies or 911 for emergencies.