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BSO GETS DRUNKS OFF ROADS

New Year’s eve was safer this year thanks in part to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

On the lookout for drunk or impaired drivers, BSO deputies and officers from other agencies saturated Broward County from 9:30 pm New Year’s eve to 7:00 am New Year’s day.

The cooperative effort netted two-dozen drunk or impaired motorists who were taken off the roads before they could injure or kill someone. Most of those arrests were made in Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach.

Additionally, deputies issued nearly 40 moving violation traffic citations and more than 75 tickets for criminal traffic offenses.

In the year of 2001 alone, the Broward Sheriff's Office DUI Task Force arrested more than 15-hundred people for driving in the county while under the influence of alcohol or drugs

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 216 people were killed on Florida’s roads in drunk driving crashes during the 2000 New Year’s holiday. And National Highway Traffic Safety Administration numbers suggest strict enforcement of Florida’s DUI laws will reduce alcohol-related fatalities by 15-percent and save taxpayers millions of dollars.

This release by:

Hugh Graf / Media Relations

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