Local Police services continue to combat the issue of drinking and driving.
Under no circumstances should anyone operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
Because there are so many other factors (fatigue, state of mind, food consumption, time lapse, to name a few) there is no set rule that indicates how much an individual can consume before reaching the legal limit. As well because of the above mentioned factors a driver can be charged with impaired driving even when the alcohol level does not exceed 80mg.
Parties charged with impaired driving or being over the legal limit face an automatic 90-day suspension as well as the cost of having their vehicle towed. They then face the additional cost of a lawyer and if convicted, a year of paying for alternate transportation. Once their license is reinstated the person has to pay for the instalation and maintenance of an ignition interlock system on any vehicle they drive. There would also be a significant increase in their insurance rates.
If you are caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration from .05 to .08 (known as the "warn range"), police officers will suspend your driver's license at the road side. Click here for more information.
Drinking and driving is not an option. Make alternate plans. Consider options available to you such as: call someone, stay overnight, use public transportation or have a designated driver. Do not put your life or the lives of others at risk. Drive Safe - Drive Sober.
If you have any information about this or any serious crime, please call Crime Stoppers.
If your tip leads to an arrest or recovery of property or narcotics
you may be eligible for a cash reward.
You will never have to give your name or testify in court and Crime Stoppers doesn’t have call display or call trace.
Call Crime Stoppers locally at
222-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS
Text TIPSUD and your message to CRIMES (274637)