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Hillsborough Participates in 'Drive Sober' Campaign

Police to conduct sobriety checkpoints, look closely for intoxicated motorists through Sept. 3.

The Hillsborough Police Department will begin participating Friday in the state campaign to crack down on drunk drivers: "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."

The campaign, which runs through Sept. 3, will include sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be intoxicated, according to a statement released by Hillsborough Police.

"The campaign helps to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving through high-visibility enforcement and public education tools, including posters, banners and mobile video display signs," according to the statement.

The program launched in 1999 and aims to "combat drunk driving during some of the busiest travel times of the year," the statement said.

centurion August 17, 2012 at 02:18 PM
So does this mean that before today and after 09/03 there is no drunk driving enforcement? Or is this just the special time when they pull over citizens(sheep) that are doing nothing wrong on what is a big fishing trip?
pizza guy August 18, 2012 at 01:33 PM
I believe this would be used to justify the excessive overtime for the already overpaid officers within the Hillsborough Police force.

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