Fulton County Safe Communities launches safe driving campaign

‘Drive Sober, Get Pulled Over’ kicks off at Corn Festival

Drivers in Fulton County, beware: the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office are joining with law enforcement agencies across the county, state and throughout the nation for the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The official campaign runs from Aug. 21 through Sept. 7.

Fulton County Safe Communities and local law enforcement agencies will kick off the 2015 “Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over” campaign on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Swanton Corn Festival at approximately 9:30 a.m. at St. Richards Church. Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller will be giving a brief statement regarding the importance of those occasions where there should be a designated driver.

During the Corn Festival parade, members of the Fulton County Safe Communities coalition will be walking along side the ODOT- painted snow plow handing out campaign magnets as a reminder to not drink and drive all year long.

“We want to remind everyone that getting behind the wheel drunk is a terrible idea. Unfortunately, not only does drinking impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely, it also impairs your judgment and good sense about whether you can, or should drive,” said Sheriff Roy Miller. “If you have any doubt about your sobriety, do not get behind the wheel. If you do chose to drive impaired, you will be arrested. No warnings. No excuses.”

The effective nationwide drunk driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, awareness at high-profile events, and will be supported by national paid advertising. Combined efforts will create a comprehensive campaign to curb drunk driving in August and through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

“Every year, about one third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve one or more drunk drivers or motorcycle operators,” said Sheriff Miller. “Alcohol related crashes are one of the leading causes of fatalities in Fulton County.

“Driving drunk is simply not worth the risk. So don’t take the chance,” said Sheriff Miller. “Remember, we will be out in force and we will be watching, so Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”

For more information, like Fulton County Safe Communities on Facebook or visit the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Headquarters at www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov .

‘Drive Sober, Get Pulled Over’ kicks off at Corn Festival