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Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

National Highway Traffic Administration

National Commission Against Drunk Driving

Holliston Police Department Team Up With Massachusetts State Police for Special Crackdown on Drunk Driving Through Labor Day

Increased Drunk Driving Enforcement Across the State During the

“Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” Mobilization

 

HOLLISTON, MA - In a continued effort to keep Massachusetts roadways safe, the Holliston Police, along with Massachusetts State Police, today announced the start of the “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” Mobilization. The statewide effort involving extra high-visibility traffic enforcement and public information will run throughout Labor Day Weekend from August 19 through September 5, 2011.   

Drunk driving is a serious crime. In Massachusetts, a first offense for Operating Under the Influence (OUI) is punishable with a fine of up to $5,000 or by imprisonment for up to two and a half years, or both.  

“Our officers will be out cracking down on drunk drivers around the clock,” said Sergeant George Leurini of the Holliston Police Department. “We know that Labor Day, with all the barbecues and parties celebrating the unofficial end of summer, provide opportunities to consume alcohol. We want people to enjoy themselves, but we want them to be smart, safe and – if they are driving – absolutely sober.” 

The advice is basic: don’t drink and drive. Yet, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 120 people died in substance-related vehicle crashes in Massachusetts in 2008. This statewide effort, funded by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security with $890,000 in federal grant funding, aims to reduce that number. 

During this mobilization, the Holliston Police are joining over 250 other local police departments and Massachusetts State Police to crack down on drunk drivers across the Commonwealth. For more information, go to www.mass.gov/highwaysafety.

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Drunk Driving Mobilization

2011

 

 

August 19th through September 5th

Labor Day Weekend

Holliston Police Department

550 Washington Street · Holliston, Massachusetts · 01746

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