Sober or Slammer! Holiday Campaign begins
Lexington, SC – Chief Terrence Green would like to notify the Town of Lexington community that the Lexington Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies statewide, will be participating in the Sober or Slammer! Holiday campaign which begins Saturday, December 15, 2018. Officers will be conducting continued D.U.I. enforcement activities through the New Year holiday.
For the next three weeks, Traffic Division and Patrol Division officers will be focused on D.U.I. enforcement, along with participating in several public safety checkpoints. Those who plan to drink alcohol are asked to have a plan to get home safe after holiday parties and other festivities.
Chief Terrence Green stated, “There are so many options that everyone has, after having a few drinks, with a designated driver, taxi, rideshare service, or even a tow truck. Always make the smart decision to have a sober driver to get you home safe. The risk is just too great to get behind the wheel intoxicated.”
The Sober or Slammer! Campaign falls under the South Carolina Department of Public Safety Target Zero initiative to end all highway fatalities and is part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.) The national effort includes state and local law enforcement agencies across the country. The campaign combines high-visibility enforcement with heightened public awareness through advertising and publicity.
For more information, please visit the South Carolina Department of Public Safety at www.scdps.sc.gov.