Law enforcement steps up DUI enforcement

FRESNO, Calif.

It's part of the nationwide campaign called "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over."

From mid-August through Labor Day, police, sheriff and CHP officials will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" crackdown on drunk driving.

The crackdown, which will include high-visibility enforcement throughout Fresno and counties, will run from August 16 through September 2, 2013. The effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving in August and through the labor day holiday weekend.

The "Avoid 21" DUI task force will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone caught driving drunk. Plans are in place for DUI/drivers license checkpoints, a multi-agency strike team, local roving DUI saturation patrols, a dui warrant/probation sweep and a DUI court sting targeting suspended drivers who were ordered by the judge not to drive.

Although it is illegal with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher far too many people across the nation get behind the wheel after consuming too much alcohol; the latest statistics from the national highway traffic safety administration underscore the serious nature of the nation's continuing drunk driving epidemic.

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