Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ISP Labor Day Impaired Mobilization - August 26 through September 6

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer

Idaho State Police
Region 5 5205 South 5th Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho 83204-2299
(208) 236-6466 FAX: (208) 236-6068

For Immediate Release: 08/23/11 4:30 PM
Contact: Lt. Chris Weadick OR Lt. Ismael Gonzales (see contact information below)

The Labor Day Impaired Mobilization will begin August 26 and run through September 6.

Labor Day 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 Impaired Mobilization Patrol. During these patrols, officers will have zero tolerance for the alcohol and or drug impaired driver. Agencies will be gearing up for extra D.U.I. patrols during the holiday weekend, so please don't drink and drive.

ISP reminds motorists to please wear your seatbelts and buckle your children. Every year there are numerous people injured and killed due to the impaired driver and not being properly seat belted.

The Move Over Law helps protect law enforcement officers and emergency service personnel who risk their lives protecting the public. 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.

If you see what you believe is an impaired driver call the Idaho State Police at *477 or dial 911.

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

Lt. Chris Weadick OR Lt. Ismael Gonzales
Idaho State Police Idaho State Police
1540 Foote Drive 5205 South 5th
Idaho Falls, ID Pocatello, ID
208-525-7377 208-236-6466