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Traffic enforcement grant “drive sober or get pulled over”

Tyngsborough Police Department Receives Traffic Enforcement Grant For “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign

TYNGSBOROUGH — The Tyngsborough Police Department is increasing patrols throughout town to prevent drunk driving fatalities this holiday season as part of the National “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

The initiative is funded through a grant from the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division and runs through Jan.2.

Tyngsborough Police will have extra patrols on the lookout for impaired and reckless driving. Residents are reminded to never get behind the wheel if they have been drinking and to never get into a vehicle if the driver is impaired.

Be safe and be smart. Don’t drink and drive, if you are planning to attend any parties or meeting with family and friends over the holidays, have a designated sober driver or find alternative means to get to and from your destination.

The National Center for Statistics and Analysis of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2014 in Massachusetts, 133 people were killed in crashes that involved drivers with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher.

If you are charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, you will lose your license and could face jail time, along with incurring the cost of additional fines and expenses.

The Tyngsborough Police Department is one of 202 local law enforcement agencies running extra patrols through the New Year as part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization.

Chief Richard Howe