November 24, 2008

Two Officers Hit at Sobriety Checkpoint, Driver Charged with DUI

Meriden, Connecticut police say two officers were hit by a vehicle early Saturday morning at a sobriety checkpoint. The driver of the vehicle was charged with DWI, among other things. Read the complete story from WTIC, Hartford.

MADD supports law enforcement agencies nationwide in their efforts to reduce drunk driving fatalities and injuries, including their use of high-visibility crackdowns during holidays and sobriety checkpoints, which, according to the Centers for Disease Control, can reduce alcohol-related crashes and fatalities by 20 percent.

You can honor law enforcement officers killed or injured by alcohol-impaired drivers or while enforcing drunk driving laws and/or underage drinking laws online at the MADD Officer Victim Tribute.

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