"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign Kickoff

By KBJR News 1

"Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign Kickoff

August 16, 2012 Updated Aug 16, 2012 at 7:06 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Law enforcement from across the Northland will be stepping up DWI patrols beginning this week until Labor Day.

Starting August 17th the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign will kick off across Minnesota as well as nationwide.

The saturation will feature increased enforcement along select corridors in the Duluth area.

Extra law enforcement will be patrolling Duluth roads looking for impaired drivers.

Law enforcement officials say that drunk driving is a serious threat on Minnesota roads. This saturation effort is to prevent tragic alcohol-related crashes that account for hundreds of deaths and injuries annually.

This campaign also includes stepped up seat up enforcement. Law enforcement can stop a vehicle if anyone in the vehicle is not belted, even passengers.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns