Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

12-30-09 Boise Officer surpasses 2,000 DUI Arrests just before New Years

12-30-09 Boise Officer surpasses 2,000 DUI Arrests just before New Years

 Boise Officer surpasses 2,000 DUI Arrests just before New Years!

    Boise Police Corporal Larry Moore of the Boise Police Night STEP team has made more than 2165 DUI arrests since joining the unit over 10 years ago. This number does not include his arrests made prior to the tracking of DUI arrests made by individual officers that began a year after he started with the DUI team. This represents a milestone in the career of a dedicated law enforcement officer who works this time of the year to try and keep our roads safe for motorists. 

    At this time of year the Boise Police Night STEP team and officers across the nation are working diligently to take drunk drivers off our streets. The responsibility to ensure that our neighbors, family and friends do not drive impaired falls on all of us. If you know someone who may choose to get behind the wheel and drink encourage them to think responsibly this holiday season. 

    If you see a drunk driver report them to your local law enforcement immediately!

About Drunk Driving:

    In Idaho, a blood alcohol content of .08 or above is considered impaired, and legally drunk.   According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, all 50 states have now passed .08 BAC laws for impaired driving.   An NHTSA study shows nearly 97% of Americans view drinking and driving by others as a threat to their families and themselves. The study found Americans rank drunk driving ahead of healthcare, poverty, the environment and gun control as an important social issue. The majority of Americans support increased enforcement efforts, according to the NHTSA.

National statistics show 40% of those killed in auto accident are involved in alcohol related crashes.

Boise Police Recommend You:

  • Be responsible and don't risk it you will be caught.
  • If you plan to drink, choose a designated driver before going out.
  • Take mass transit, a taxicab, or ask a sober friend to drive you home.
  • Spend the night where the activity is held.
  • Report impaired drivers to law enforcement call 911.
  • Always buckle up its your best defense against an impaired driver
  • Serve non-alcohol refreshments at your holiday gathering:

 

Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information