Law Enforcement Operations Aim to Reduce Impaired Driving
Lancaster, SC – Beginning August 15th and lasting through the Labor Day weekend, extra deputies will be on the streets working to reduce impaired driving throughout the county. The additional manpower comes by way of a grant received by the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association. The grant provides funds to put additional officers on the street to focus on reducing impaired driving, underage alcohol offenses, and alcohol related crimes.
The additional officers will be conducting safety checkpoints, saturation patrols, and compliance checks at establishments licensed to sell alcohol. In addition, deputies will be trying to determine the Place of Last Drink. “Place of Last Drink Data” will used to identify bars or restaurants that may be over serving customers or serving alcohol to underage persons. It is unlawful for licensed establishments to serve alcohol to intoxicated persons.
Sheriff Faile said, “When we know where people are drinking and then driving, law enforcement agencies can then target those individuals and establishments that contribute to the problem of alcohol-impaired driving. Many of the crimes that are reported to us have alcohol as a factor and we are committed to working this initiative to make our county safer. We want to encourage everyone to be safe during the upcoming holiday. Don’t drive under the influence and don’t let others drive intoxicated.”
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