Southfield Police to participate in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

August 13, 2020

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Before and during the Labor Day weekend, the Southfield Police Department is participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. To help protect the lives of local residents there will be increased patrols on the area roads from August 14 to September 7 with zero tolerance for those who drive impaired.

During the 2019 Labor Day holiday in Michigan, ten people lost their lives in traffic crashes. Throughout 2019, there were 9,787 alcohol involved crashes in Michigan with 295 alcohol involved fatalities statewide. 

“Drunk driving is illegal” said Southfield Police Chief Elvin Barren. “It is never acceptable to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after you have been drinking. Doing so endangers you, your passengers, and everyone on the road with you. If you are attending Labor Day weekend parties or other celebrations to mark the end of summer, always drive sober”

Celebrate with a Plan

 The Southfield Police Department and NHTSA urge drivers to designate a sober driver before heading out for the day. If you plan on drinking, plan on not driving.

The Southfield Police Department recommends these safe alternatives to drinking and driving:

  • Remember that it is never acceptable to drink and drive. Even if you have had only one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride-sharing service to get home safely.
  • If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911.
  • Do you have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.