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Area Law Enforcement sTEPs Up During Holiday Weekend

Law enforcement across Iowa will sTEP (special traffic enforcement program) up this July Fourth weekend looking to crack down on drinking and driving.

Floyd County’s Sheriff’s Lieutenant Travis Bartz says the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign runs July 2nd to July 5th.

Charles City Police Captain Brandon Franke says the focus on drunk driving means an increased law enforcement presence on the roads.

The Iowa State Patrol says in the effort to combat impaired driving, officers will be exhibiting zero tolerance for impaired drivers. Over the holiday in 2019, five people lost their life in Iowa and three of these were due to alcohol related crashes.

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Mark Pitz

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