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Drunk Driving Ad Creates 'Buzz' for New Year's Eve

December 27, 2005 - Posted at 3:30 p.m. CST

Jonesboro, AR -- If you've ever seen the 'Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving' Ads, you may think they are a little humorous. But when it comes down to it, there's nothing funny about putting your life and others' at risk.

Alcohol impairs your judgement and increases your confidence level. You may think you are fine, but even one drink may be too many to get behind the wheel.

This holiday weekend, Arkansas State Police are trying to do their part in keeping drinkers off the roads. Road blocks, or check points will be set up at various parts of the highway, and sobriety tests will be administered.

Some signs that the driver may be under the influence of alcohol are left of the center line, swirving, too slow, or too fast. If you're pulled over, the officer may ask you to do a field sobriety test which may include walking a line, touching your nose, or even testing your blood alcohol level.

The legal limit is .08, and if you are under twenty-one, it can't be over .02. If you're over, it's an automatic ticket to jail.

Officers just ask that you be safe and keep others in mind before you get behind the wheel this weekend.

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