January 26, 2009

Goal of Sobriety Checkpoints is Prevention not Arrests

Members of the Operating a Vehicle Impaired Task Force in Mahoning County, Ohio reminded drivers that the goal of sobriety checkpoints is education, not arrests. The result of their efforts: more individuals are designating a sober driver. And the proof of their success can be seen in the decline in traffic fatality crashes over the past 3 years. Mahoning County recorded 14 alcohol-related fatalities in 2005, eight in 2006, 10 in 2007 and four in 2008.

Quite simply, sobriety checkpoints save lives.

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