Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – Many law enforcement agencies statewide will once again be participating in the Sober or Slammer! Labor Day campaign. Many of these are in Lexington County. The campaign began Friday, August 16th, and will continue through the Labor Day holiday. During the campaign, officers will be conducting continued, intensive D.U.I. enforcement activities.
For the next several weeks, officers in Lexington County towns and cities will be focused on D.U.I. enforcement. They will be also be participating in several public safety checkpoints. People who plan to drink alcohol or take any substance that can alter their senses, are asked to have a plan to get home safely before the begin consuming alcohol or drugs.
Chief Terrence Green of the Lexington Police Department said Friday, “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.” Chief Green’s department is participating in this effort along with the Cayce Department of Public Safety and many others.
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 website at www.scdps.sc.gov.