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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over – FHP Cracks Down this Holiday Weekend

~ Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over~
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for impaired drivers during the week leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, March 10 – 17.   FHP’s effort is part of a national effort called Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over, and the Patrol will address impaired driving, failure to buckle up, speeding and reckless driving.
“The Florida Highway Patrol continues to make DUI (Driving Under the Influence) enforcement a priority,” said FHP Director, Col. David Brierton. “We have a zero tolerance for impaired driving. Having a designated driver and planning ahead will make your trip safer.”

In 2010, there were nearly 18,000 alcohol-related crashes on Florida’s roadways. Nearly 800 people died and  more than 12,000 suffered injuries because of those crashes.  FHP encourages all residents of the state to drive carefully, and together we will make a difference.

The Patrol offers these tips to make your St. Patrick’s Day and the week leading up to the holiday safer:
• Plan ahead.
• Use a designated driver.
• Dial *FHP (*347) on your cell phone to report an impaired driver.
• If you are impaired, us a taxi or call a friend or a family member to get you home safely.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles provides highway safety and security through
excellence in service, education and enforcement. The Department is leading the way to a safer Florida through
the efficient and professional execution of its core mission: the issuance of driver licenses, vehicle tags and
titles and operation of the Florida Highway Patrol. To learn more about DHSMV and the services offered, visit or follow us on Twitter @FDHSMV. You can find us on Facebook, too.

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