Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Impaired Driving Crackdown Under Way
“Sadly, many people clearly do not understand that impaired driving, whether under the influence of alcohol or drugs—even prescription drugs—is no accident, nor is it a victimless crime,” said Sgt. Tim Cornelius of the CCSO Safety and Traffic Enforcement Bureau. “The message we want to send to drivers in Collier County is simple: If you are caught driving while impaired, you will be arrested. No exceptions.”
CCSO joins nearly 10,000 other law enforcement agencies across the nation in support of this initiative. Special enforcement operations will be conducted throughout the county during this period including sobriety checkpoints and roving saturation patrols or “wolf packs”.
“If you go out, designate a sober driver; even if you beat the odds and manage to walk away from a crash, driving impaired is simply not worth the consequences,” Sgt. Cornelius said.