SC law enforcement kicks off Sober or Slammer campaign

FCSO kicks off the 2014 Sober or Slammer campaign
FCSO kicks off the 2014 Sober or Slammer campaign

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Florence County Sheriff's office deputies, representatives of the South Carolina Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies gathered for a press conference to launch the 2014 Labor Day Sober or Slammer campaign.

The press conference was held Thursday, at the Howe Springs Fire Department. The campaign will last until September 1, 2014. The 12th Circuit Law Enforcement Network (LEN) along with other law enforcement agencies will patrol and enforce driving under the influence (DUI) laws, to prevent alcohol and drug related motor vehicle accidents during the period approaching and including Labor Day. "Alcohol related motor vehicle accidents are one of the most preventable crimes that we encounter on a routine basis," Sheriff Kenney Boone said.

You can prevent these accidents by calling *HP or 911 if you observe signs of impaired driving, which include speeding, driving too slowly, driving erratically, weaving in and out of lanes, failure to maintain lane or drifting off the highway.

The SC Department of Public Safety sponsors the Sober or Slammer campaign. The campaign includes high-visibility enforcement with public awareness through advertising and publicity. "If you choose to drink, don't drive. If you choose to drive, don't drink. It doesn't get any simpler than that. Sober or slammer, the choice is yours," Boone said.

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