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WV State Police Take Part In Six-State Effort To Combat DUI

Reported by: Send eMail Heath Harrison
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Dec. 18, 2013 3:42 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 18, 2013 3:54 PM EST

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South Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

A three-day multi-agency enforcement campaign across six states led to 572 DUI arrests over the Dec. 6-8 weekend.

West Virginia State Police participated in the 6 State Trooper project as an ongoing effort to combat impaired driving.

“The West Virginia State Police continually works hard to inform the public of the dangers of impaired driving by participating in highway safety programs such as the 6 State Trooper Project and conducting sobriety checkpoints throughout the state,” Col. C.R. Smithers, with State Police, said in a news release. “Those who choose to become impaired have numerous options available to them rather than getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. Among those options include the use a designated driver, calling a cab service, or simply staying where they are until they sober up.”

Smithers said, all too often, people see media reports detailing how an impaired driver has ruined his or her life or the life of some innocent person.

"As a police officer, there are few things worse than having to deliver a death message to the families left behind as a result of such inexcusable behavior,” Smither said.



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