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Arlington Police cracking down on impaired driving this Friday

Posted by Brock Parker  August 16, 2011 11:22 PM

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Arlington Police will join a statewide crackdown on impaired driving beginning this Friday.

The department is joining the statewide enforcement campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” that will run through Sept. 5.

“Since twice as many alcohol-impaired crashes occur over the weekend and four times as many occur at night, we will be especially vigilant during these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on our roads.” said Chief Frederick Ryan.

“Our message is simple and unwavering: if we find you operating while impaired, we will arrest you. No exceptions. Even if you beat the odds and manage to walk away from an impaired-driving crash alive, the trauma and financial costs of a crash or an arrest for driving while impaired can still destroy your life.”

The extra patrols will be funded by a grant secured through the state Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. For more information, visit the High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign Headquarters at www.mass.gov/highwaysafety.

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