The Berrien County Sheriff’s Department is kicking off another holiday Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign this week. Chief Deputy Robert Boyce spoke with WSJM News about what’s planned.
“We will have extra enforcement out on the roadway during specific time periods between December 13 and December 31,” Boyce said.
Boyce tells us drunk driving arrests jump around the holidays with all of the people hitting up parties. However, he says there would be no need for that if everyone followed some simple advice before going out.
“Prior to going anywhere, arrange for a designated driver,” Boyce said. “Make arrangements for a taxi or a ride sharing service.”
On average, a DUI can cost you $10,000 in various costs and get you 90 days in jail. Boyce says the extra patrols to catch drunk drivers will be taking place across Michigan. In 2017, there were 937 fatal crashes in Michigan. 320 of them were alcohol-related.