12-30-10 New Years Eve Reminders!
At this time of year the Boise Police
Night STEP DUI 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.
On News Years Eve Boise Police will be
running at full staff in an effort to locate and arrest DUI
drivers. In addition, the Boise Police DUI team will have two
additional officers to help with dedicated DUI patrols.
Boise Police want everyone to have a
happy and memorable New Years Eve by drinking responsibly and
avoiding some of the pitfalls that can ruin your festivities!
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 American's
view drinking and driving by others as a threat to their families
and themselves. The study found American's rank drunk driving ahead
of health care, poverty, the environment and gun control as an
important social issue. The majority of American's support
increased enforcement efforts, according to the NHTSA.
National statistics show 40% of those killed
in auto accidents are involved in alcohol related crashes.
Boise Police Recommend You:
- Be responsible and don't risk it you will be
- 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
- Report impaired drivers to law enforcement
- Always buckle up its your best defense
against an impaired driver
- Serve non-alcohol refreshments at your