December 12, 2016

RCPD to participate in holiday ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign

In alignment with the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the Rapid City Police Department will participate in saturation patrols during the nationwide law enforcement mobilization campaign known as ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.’

The campaign runs December 14th, 2016 through January 1st, 2017. The RCPD will be adding officers during its standard shifts to aid in traffic enforcement and specifically address any impairment violations. During these saturation patrols, officers of the RCPD will also be on the lookout for speed and seatbelt violations.

In 2015, Rapid City police made 875 DUI arrests. At the time of this release, the RCPD has made 918 DUI arrests so far for 2016.

The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign is a nationwide effort coordinated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and spearheaded locally by the South Dakota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Highway Safety. For more information, visit www.nhtsa.gov

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