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HPD cracking down on drunk drivers through Labor Day

By submitted, 08/16/22 3:36 PM

HOPE – Hope Police Department law enforcement officers will step-up patrols through the remainder of the summer and during the upcoming Labor Day holiday that ends on September 5.  Drivers should always remember, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Statistical reports from NHTSA indicate 11,654 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2020 that involved an alcohol impaired driver.  On average, more than 10,000 people were killed each year from 2016 to 2020, and one person was killed in a drunk driving crash every 45 minutes in 2020.

“We want Arkansans to understand it’s our first priority to keep people safe,” said Assistant Chief Tomlin. “No one gets a free pass; drunk drivers go to jail.”