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Sanibel police kick off Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

By Staff | Aug 28, 2018

As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over safety campaign, the Sanibel Police Department will concentrate enforcement efforts on impaired driving today through the Labor Day holiday.

“Sanibel’s roadways are relatively safe,” Police Chief Bill Dalton said. “Our goal is that during the holiday weekend impaired driving does not interfere with our citizen’s safe return to their loved ones.”

The department joins law enforcement and highway safety agencies across the nation to remove impaired drivers from roadways and save lives.

“Driving drunk or drugged puts drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk, and each year it claims the lives of too many people,” Col. Gene S. Spaulding, director of the Florida Highway Patrol, said. “If you are under the influence of alcohol or any substance, be responsible and have a designated driver to get you to your destination safely. There is never an excuse for impaired driving.”

To Arrive Alive, always:

– Drive sober; never drive impaired.

– Buckle up, ever time.

– If you do drink, plan ahead. Designate a sober driver or use a ride service.

– If you see an impaired driver on the road, call 911. This could save a life.

To help ensure the public’s safety, Sanibel police will be out on the roadways to aid motorists and remove impaired drivers from the road. The department’s presence throughout the city helps to deter traffic violations and enhance services to motorists who need assistance while traveling.