Posted: Aug 14, 2012 8:32 PM by Dax VanFossen - KAJ News
Updated: Aug 15, 2012 11:28 AM
KALISPELL- Drunken driving over the Labor Day weekend causes more traffic fatalities than any other time of year, and Montana's law enforcement is doing something about it.
The Flathead County Sheriff's Department along with the Montana Highway Patrol launched a new campaign, "Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over," running Aug. 17 to Sept. 3.
The nationwide impaired driving crackdown will include high-visibility enforcement, and will be supported by national paid advertising.
Flathead County Undersheriff Dave Lieb says the program should help curb alcohol impaired driving during the Labor Day holiday weekend.
"Labor day weekend is traditionally the end of the summer, and we see as many or more DUIs out that weekend than at any other time of the year, so we're targeting that," Lieb said.
Lieb said the Flathead County Sheriff's office will have double patrols during those three weeks, and will have officers looking specifically for impaired driving.