JPD Preparing for Labor Day Crackdown on Drunk Driving

AUGUST 8, 2006 - Posted at 7:34 a.m. CDT

JONESBORO, AR - Labor Day may still be nearly a month away, but the Jonesboro Police Department is already taking preparatory steps for a holiday crackdown on drunk drivers.

In 2004, nearly 13,000 people were killed in highway crashes involving an impaired driver with an illegal blood alcohol content.  That's why the JPD has announced that it will be joining with thousands of other law enforcement agencies across the nation during August and the Labor Day holiday to launch an aggressive new crackdown on impaired drivers called Drunk Driving.  Over the Limit.  Under Arrest.

"We will be out in force conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to get more drunk drivers off the road.  We want everyone to play it safe and always designate a sober driver or find a different way home if they have been out drinking," said Sergeant Chris Hankins.  "Our message is simple.  If we catch you driving impaired, we will arrest you.  No exceptions.  No excuses."