Monday, November 19, 2012


Idaho State Police
1540 Foote Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Thanksgiving weekend is just around the corner and the Idaho State Police wants to remind motorists to stay safe during their travels. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is considered the busiest travel day of the year when many motorists take to the roads. Local law enforcement agencies including ISP have partnered with the Idaho Transportation Department's Office of Highway Safety for the upcoming Impaired Mobilization Patrol. This impaired driving campaign will run from November 17-25. During these patrols, officers will have zero tolerance for alcohol violations. Many officers will be outfitted with portable breathalyzers and extra patrol personnel will be out keeping the roadways safe.

Remember, it's against the law to text and drive. Travel to your loved ones and back home safely this year. No text message is worth losing your life.

Troopers will have zero tolerance for non-seatbelt usage including passengers. The Impaired Mobilization Patrols and promoting seatbelt usage are all part of Idaho's "Toward Zero Deaths - Every Life Counts" campaign.

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

Lt. Chris Weadick
Idaho State Police
Idaho Falls