Westford Police will be joining numerous other law enforcement agencies across the country in support of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over initiative.
The intiative, which aims to reduce impaired driving by adding increased patrols until January 1st, is funded by a federal grant administered through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Highway Safety Division.
Since twice as many alcohol-impaired crashes occur over the weekend, and four times as many occur at night, particular attention will be paid to these high-risk times when impaired drivers are most likely to be on the roads.
In 2010, 115 people died in impaired driving related crashes in Massachusetts. Moreover, there were an additional 2,750 impaired driving related personal injury and property damage crashes, and over 14,000 impaired driving arrests.