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Police Looking Out for Impaired, Unbelted Motorists

November 10, 2011
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11/11/11 Marshall County Police announced that they will increase their efforts to detect motorists who drive impaired or fail to wear a seat belt.

Officers will join nearly 250 other law enforcement agencies across the state to conduct the annual Safe Family Travel campaign.  Beginning November 11th, police will be conducting high-visibility enforcement efforts such as saturated patrols and sobriety checkpoints.  This annual campaign also targets unrestrained motorists.

“We are simply asking drivers to put safety first this holiday season,” said Patrolman Kerry Brouyette.  “Getting behind the wheel impaired is never okay,” he continued.  “Either celebrate sober or designate a sober driver, otherwise, you’ll be spending the holiday with us.”

“As the holiday approaches, we will dedicate even more time to keeping motorists safe on Marshall County roadways.  We’re asking drivers to put safety first this holiday season by designating a sober driver if they consume alcohol and remembering to wear a seat belt every trip, every time.”

Research shows that the use of a safety belt can decrease your chances of death or injury in the event of a motor vehicle collision by up to 50 percent.

The Safe Family Travel campaign continues through November 27th.

To learn more about high-visibility enforcement efforts, visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

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