Crawford County taking part in national campaign against drunken driving

By Chris Pugh - [email protected]

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is taking part in a 20-day high visibility campaign to curb drunk driving called Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

The drive, which runs from Aug. 21-Sept. 7, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to curb impaired driving and save lives.

“Too many people think their actions don’t affect anybody else,” Crawford County Sheriff Scott Kent said. “They know it’s illegal. They know it’s wrong. But they do it anyway – they make decisions as if those statistics just can’t happen to them.”

Kent said he hopes that the increased patrol vehicles, DUI checkpoints and increased messaging will help slow drunken driving.

“The number of people who are still drinking and driving is unacceptable,” he said. “Yes, we want to increase awareness for the campaign, but we want the effects to be permanent.”

By Chris Pugh

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