PPSO Participates in the Drive Sober of Get Pulled Over Campaign Labor Day Weekend
OFFICIAL NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
In Louisiana, operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or other impairing substances remains a major cause of vehicle crashes, serious injuries, and fatalities. As a result, the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office (PPSO) will be participating in the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign through the Labor Day holiday weekend.
The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) supports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign to combat impaired driving. NHTSA data show that about 37 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes every day - that's one person every 39 minutes. In 2021, 13,384 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths - a 14% increase from 2020.
Sheriff Jerry Turlich reminds everyone to plan ahead and never drive after consuming alcohol, marijuana or other drugs. Instead, designate a sober driver or plan for an alternate method of transportation (Uber/taxi service) to make sure you get home safely. Even one drink can begin to impair your driving ability. If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact PPSO by dialing 911.
Captain Chaun J. Domingue
Public Information Officer