Have a plan, designate a driver this holiday weekend

August 30, 2019

Boise Police would like to remind everyone that given the Labor Day holiday weekend, more drivers are expected to be on the roadways.  Officers would like to remind drivers that if their plans include alcohol, they need to designate a driver.  The BPD Night STEP/DUI Enforcement team has been working on an impaired driving grant that goes through the Labor Day Weekend.  In just two weeks of the grant, Boise Police officers have arrested over 30 drivers suspected of driving under the influence.

“Our biggest, most important goal is to keep families safe and together this time of year,” BPD Sgt. Adam Nielsen said.  “Working closely with the Idaho Transportation Department and Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, this grant allows for a lot more officers to be out there patrolling this weekend.  We ask that everyone is safe and responsible, and that you have a plan if alcohol is involved.”

Holiday/Celebration Recommendations:

  • Plan ahead! If you plan to drink, choose a designated driver or plan to take a taxicab or a driving service to get home.
  • Plan to spend the night where the activity is held.
  • Serve non-alcoholic beverages at your gathering.
  • Report impaired drivers immediately to your local law enforcement -  call 911
  • Always buckle up. Seat belts are your best defense against an impaired driver.

MADD CRISIS LINE: (800) 680-6233 / MADD Idaho: (208) 853-3700

Contact: Boise Police Media Relations

(208) 570-6180 | BPDMedialine@cityofboise.org

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