Lexington, SC – Lexington Police Chief Terrence Green said Monday that the Lexington Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies statewide, will be participating in the Sober or Slammer! Christmas and New Year’s campaign which began Friday, December 13, 2019. Officers will be conducting continued DUI enforcement activities through the New Year’s Day holiday.
For the next two and a half weeks, officers of the Traffic Safety Unit and Patrol Division will be focused on DUI enforcement, along with participating in several public safety checkpoints and those with holiday parties and gatherings are asked to have a plan to get home safe anytime alcohol has been consumed.
Chief Terrence Green said, “You would think that with Uber, Lyft, a taxi or even calling a tow service for ride home would keep drunk drivers off the road but still some continue to take chances which can affect so many others with their bad decisions.
Over the past several weeks, there have been three DUI involved collisions in the Town of Lexington and while “Drink. Drive. Die.” might sound harsh, each of these incidents could have ended in tragedy.
Please have a plan this holiday season to always have a sober driver behind the wheel.”
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). This national effort includes state and local law enforcement agencies across the country and this 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.