Police crack down on driving violations, drunk driving ahead of Christmas weekend
Police in Connecticut will be cracking down on driving violations and drunk driving during the Christmas holiday.
Police across the state and across the country are taking part in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.
Officers are teaming up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to get drunk drivers off the road this Christmas.
The effort is part of National Impaired Driving Prevention Month and will run through Jan.1.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says around 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving crashes each year.
In 2019, one person was killed in a drunk driving crash every 52 minutes in America.
The NHTSA says the number of impaired driving fatalities goes up in December.
Police are reminding drivers as they head out this holiday weekend to never drive if they been drinking or under the influence of drugs.
Police say never get into a car with someone who is drunk or high.
They recommend designating a sober driver ahead of time.
They also recommend looking out for family and friends and to take their keys away if they're planning to drive drunk.
Police also suggesting being a defensive driver and to watch out for other drivers who may be under the influence.
Police say if you see a driver who may be drunk, pull over to a safe spot and call 911.