Labor Day is coming up and so are the celebrations that go along with the last holiday of summer.
Ridgeland P.D. announces they will be involved in a national campaign to reduce the number of drunk drivers on the road. The project is called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
From this weekend through September 2 police in Ridgeland will be joining other agencies to focus on impaired drivers.
According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,874 people died in drunk/drugged driving crashes.
In the state of Mississippi, it is illegal to drive with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08% or greater is a danger to other drivers on the roadway. Some research indicates vision and coordination are impaired beginning as low as 0.04% BAC.
Ridgeland P.D. wants people to know in advance to have a designated driver or another way to get home with a sober driver.