Monday, June 28, 2010


Fourth of July weekend is just around the corner and the Idaho State Police wants to remind motorists to stay safe during their travels. Many local law enforcement agencies including ISP have partnered with the Idaho Transportation Department's Office of Highway Safety for the upcoming D.U.I. Mobilization patrol. During these patrols, officers will have a zero tolerance for alcohol violations and will be aggressively apprehending D.U.I. drivers.

ISP reminds motorists to observe the "Move Over Law", which requires motorists to slow down and move over if possible when approaching a stationary Authorized Emergency Vehicle displaying flashing lights. Every year there are a number of police officers that are killed nationwide while parked on the side of the road during the course of their duties. The Move Over Law helps protect the law enforcement officers and emergency service personnel who risk their lives protecting the public.

According to ITD, Eastern Idaho has the lowest rate of seatbelt usage and the increased patrols are one of the keys to promoting usage. The D.U.I. Mobilization patrol, and Move Over Law are all part of Idaho's "Toward Zero Deaths - Every Life Counts" campaign.

For on-camera interviews or a ride-along, contact:

Lt. Chris Weadick OR Lt. Ismael Gonzales
Idaho State Police Idaho State Police
Idaho Falls Pocatello
208-525-7377 208-236-6466