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Expect Labor Day DWI crackdown

Posted August 14, 2008

— Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies are increasing patrols and setting up checkpoints as part of a Labor Day “Booze It & Lose It” campaign.

Law enforcement agencies across the state are participating in the program, designed to discourage and punish driving while intoxicated.

In the two weeks leading up to Labor Day 2007, more than 500 alcohol-related crashes were reported statewide, according to the sheriff's office.

"If you plan to imbibe this Labor Day weekend, let someone else do the driving,” Sheriff Earl R. Butler said.


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  • mebgirl1984 Aug 14, 2008

    bs101fly, it's because of people like you why these crackdowns are necessary. Now, if only we can get some judges with backbones to actually give these clowns more than a slap on the wrist, the crackdowns would truly make a difference.

  • TheAdmiral Aug 14, 2008

    The police know this well. You can not outrun a motorola. If you listen to the radio and have a CB or other communications device like a cellular phone, those who get the word find other ways of getting to where they need to go.

  • Tax Man Aug 14, 2008

    bs101fly - I've seen folks try that and the other officers waiting up the road nail them - and add a charge of resisting and obstructing - best just don't drink before you drive! Have a great holiday.

  • fatchanceimwrong Aug 14, 2008

    There's nothing illegal about driving after drinking as long as your blood alcohol content is under the legal limit. It's not against the law to have a couple or three beers and drive home. Many police officers do it very frequently. Drink responsibly and don't drive when you've had too much and you have nothing to worry about. It's not against the law.

  • bs101fly Aug 14, 2008

    big whoop, we'll see the blue lights before we get there and take a side road or do a U turn. Works EVERY time!
    you people are a joke with your crack downs.

  • dsms6556us Aug 14, 2008

    You won't see me on the road on Labor Day I will be having a good ole time in Atlantic City. : ). Drinking and driving do not mix.

  • GasHogg69 Aug 14, 2008

    I get so tired of these arrogant officials talking down to us. I plan to have a few beers at a cookout and then drive home.