PPSO Participates in Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign this 4th of July Holiday
The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office along with many law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out on the roads to prevent the tragedies during the 4th of July holiday. PPSO will be partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the "𝘿𝙧𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙎𝙤𝙗𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙧 𝙂𝙚𝙩 𝙋𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙊𝙫𝙚𝙧" campaign which will span from July 1st through July 5th, 2023.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation's NHTSA, 11,654 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes that involved an alcohol-impaired driver in 2020.
In Louisiana, operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or other impairing substances remains a major cause of vehicle crashes, serious injuries, and fatalities. In 2020, more than 40% of the motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana were alcohol-related. These alcohol-related crashes resulted in 332 fatalities. State and local law enforcement officials work year-round to identify impaired drivers and get them off our roads.
If you plan on drinking during this 4th of July 🇺🇸 holiday, please have a plan in place to return home safely without driving! Have a great and safe Independence Day holiday! Happy Birthday America!!! 🇺🇸🦅🇺🇸