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Burlington Township Police Department
Friday August 17th, 2018 :: 01:53 p.m. EDT


Keep Sober Driving In Mind This Labor Day: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. It’s the Law.

Every day, law enforcement officers and emergency personnel rush to the scene of tragic vehicle crashes. Each crash is unique—each cause and outcome is different. In 2016, 37,461 people were killed in vehicle crashes, and nearly one-third of those fatalities (10,497) were due to drunk driving. Those numbers remain similar year after year. Even with the knowledge that drunk driving is criminal behavior (not to mention deadly) in all 50 States and Washington, DC, people continue to drink and drive. Even after numerous DUIs, data shows some people continue this frightening behavior. Drinking and driving is a choice, and it is a choice that should not be made.

This Labor Day holiday, a time of year when drunk-driving fatalities surge, the Burlington Township Police Department will be out in full force in support of the 2018 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Occurring between August 17 and September 3, 2018, our officers will team up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to participate in high-visibility exercises, pulling over and arresting drunk drivers. Save a life—do not make the tragic choice to drink and drive.

Drunk driving isn’t the only risk on the road: Drug-impaired driving is also an increasing problem on our nation’s roads. If drivers are impaired by any substance—alcohol or drugs—they should not get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Driving while impaired is illegal, period. The bottom line is this: If You Feel Different, You Drive Different. Drive High, Get a DUI. It’s that easy.

Burlington Township Police Department
851 Old York Rd
Burlington, NJ 08016

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