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Sober or Slammer campaign increasing DUI awareness

Sober or slammer campaign's focus is to make people aware of drinking and driving consequences and prevent drivers from getting behind the wheel. (Source: Kristin Sanchez) Sober or slammer campaign's focus is to make people aware of drinking and driving consequences and prevent drivers from getting behind the wheel. (Source: Kristin Sanchez)
Highway Patrol said on average one person is killed every day because a drunk driver gets behind the wheel. (Source: Kristin Sanchez) Highway Patrol said on average one person is killed every day because a drunk driver gets behind the wheel. (Source: Kristin Sanchez)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - If you're planning to drive after you have a drink or two, law enforcement hopes their annual crackdown for drunk drivers will keep you off the road.

Sober or slammer - that's the option law enforcement are giving you before you choose to get behind the wheel. Since this campaign kicked off last Friday, 46 people have been arrested in Horry County for driving under the influence.

Drivers, if you haven't seen more South Carolina troopers on the road, get ready. Sober or slammer campaign's focus is to make people aware of drinking and driving consequences and prevent drivers from getting behind the wheel. Horry county had the most alcohol related arrests last Saturday with 14 people behind bars. Officers arrested 27,000 people for DUI's in 2013.

"I think everyone who drives drunk should lose their license permanently. Anybody who is willing to risk somebody else's life doesn't deserve to be on the road," explained Scott, a Myrtle Beach shop manager.

Highway Patrol said on average one person is killed every day because a drunk driver gets behind the wheel.

South Carolina Department of Public Safety reports nearly half of all fatal crashes in the state involve an impaired driver.

Sober or slammer campaign runs through the end of Labor Day. 

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