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Holiday DUI Crackdown

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) Local law enforcement is cracking down on impaired drivers over the holiday weekend.

Celebrating the New Year?

If you plan on drinking ISP encourages partygoers to have a plan before festivities begin.

"We're going to have our troopers out in force over the New Year's holiday, we have drug recognition experts as well as our regular patrol troopers” said Sgt. Andrew Hitt, Idaho State Police.

The Idaho Transportation Department joined forces with Idaho law enforcement agencies statewide to make highways safer.

They’re funding high visibility driving patrols through New Year’s Day.

"We're engaged in a grant program with the Idaho Transportation Department. We're out during the prime DUI hours as part of a grant program to crackdown on impaired drivers” said Hitt.

If you're going to be out and not drinking, law enforcement isn't just checking for impaired drivers, they'll also be checking for seat belt use.

"We have a zero tolerance policy for things such as seat belts and child seats non-use. So every incident we find, we will be addressing a citation” said Hitt.

Starting the New Year off fresh, thinking responsibly and arriving home safely from parties.

In 2011 there were more than 14-hundred impaired driving wrecks on Idaho highways that resulted in 66-fatalities.




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