Residents reminded to drive sober

During the Memorial Day holiday, the Clinton Police Department will participate in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign through a grant that pays for officer overtime for DUI enforcement.

During the campaign, Clinton police officers will work overtime to ensure that city streets are safe from impaired drivers. Officers on patrol,will be tasked with the responsibility to search for and arrest suspected drunk drivers.

According to Clinton Police Chief Ford Hayman, the Clinton Police Department, through the use of extra patrols and sobriety checkpoints, was able to make seven arrests for DUI, make three drug-related arrests and write fifty-six traffic citations during the Labor Day holiday last year.

“Our officers will work diligently to protect motorists during the Memorial Day weekend, and the results of the enhanced enforcement speak to the officer’s professionalism and training,” Hayman added. “We hope these efforts prove to the public the seriousness of DUI and our commitment to protect our residents from the potentially tragic results of an alcohol related accident”

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