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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign runs through Labor Day holiday

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Law enforcement agencies across Michigan are gearing up for another holiday and another campaign aimed at making the state’s roads safe for all motorists.

A Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign kicks off Wednesday and continues through the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Police departments, sheriff’s offices and the Michigan State Police are encouraging motorists to celebrate the end of summer safely and make smart driving decisions.

Law enforcement will continue to show zero tolerance for drunk and drugged driving during the three-week enforcement period, which continues through September 2.

In Michigan, the percentage of alcohol-related fatalities was approximately 11 times higher than fatalities in all crashes, and the serious injury level was about six times higher. During last year’s Labor Day holiday, there were 12 fatal crashes, with six crashes involving alcohol.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is supported with federal traffic safety funds provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and coordinated by the OHSP.