You Drink, You Drive, You Lose

 


Between Thursday, August 20, 2020, through Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020), the

Pittsburg Police Department will join other state and local law enforcement agencies across

Kansas in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk and other impaired drivers from the roadways

during You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.


According to Chief of Police Brent Narges, the You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. enforcement

campaign is intended to remind drivers:


To have a sober driver lined up BEFORE you drink alcohol away from home, or just call for a

safe ride to and from the location.


BEFORE you take a new prescription medication, check it and your current medications for any

warnings about vehicle operation. More and more in Kansas, DUI arrests are occurring during

daytime hours, largely due to the unintended side effects of prescription drugs.


BEFORE you choose to drink and drive, think about your family, your friends, your coworkers

and neighbors.


Always remember to wear your seat belt — it is your best defense against impaired drivers.

Every trip, every time.


The public can also help during this campaign (as well as throughout the year) by watching out

for indicators of possible impaired driving, and then reporting the offense by calling 911 as soon

as it is safe to do so.

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