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Expect Extra Law Enforcement Presence During Holiday Travel

Law enforcement officials, including those in north Iowa are urging Holiday travelers to “Drive Merry, Bright and Sober This Holiday Season.” 

The latest “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign is in operation through January 1st, 2022 and Chickasaw County Sheriff Marty Hemann says you can expect an extra patrol presence on area roads in efforts to ensure safe driving during the holidays

Hemann reminds travelers that authorities will also be monitoring seat belt use closely.

According to the NHTSA, 837 people lost their lives nationally in crashes involving a drunk driver in December 2019. Statistics also show that during the Christmas and New Year’s Eve holiday periods in 2019, there were more drunk-driving fatalities, 210, than any other holiday period throughout the year.

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Mark Pitz

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