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WCSO fights drunk driving this holiday season

Warren County Sheriff’s Office along with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are preparing for the holiday season’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

Driver’s will notice an increased presence starting December 16th through New Year’s Day.

Over 11,000 people died in accidents involving an impaired driver in 2020 which comes out to one person every 45 minutes.

The initiative hopes to remind drivers that drunk driving is not only illegal but a matter of life and death.

Other outcomes of drunk driving can include the loss of your drivers license and vehicle, up to $10000 in attorney fees as well as fines, higher insurance rates, and lost wages.

Remember to use a ride sharing service, taxi, or sober friend to get home and if you have a friend about to drive drunk, take their keys and help them find a way home.

For more information on the campaign, click here.

For more news from across the Shenandoah Valley, click here.

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