Drunk driving is the most common reason for fatalities on the road. In
an effort the to decrease the number of fatalities caused by drunk driving
the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration has administered
over $500 million in grant programs across all 50 states so law enforcement
can conduct effective highway safety programs. The “Avoid the 20”
DUI Task Force is an organization of 20 law enforcement agencies across
two counties working to help prevent DUI related accidents on the road.
The Avoid the 20 campaign is named so that motorist are reminded that if
they don’t drink or do drugs and drive, then they are can avoid
arrest by any number of the 20 law enforcement agencies working to fight
DUI related injuries or fatalities.
Law enforcement plans to crack down on drugged and drunk driving by setting
up DUI/driver license checkpoints and stationing roving DUI patrol cars
in areas where previous DUIs have occurred. The grant also aims to target
the repeat DUI offenders by conducting warrant and probation sweeps. Law
enforcement will also focus on conducting court sting operations targeting
DUI offenders who drive to court hearings on suspended licenses.
Motorists should expect to see increased efforts during holidays with historically
higher rates of DUI arrests. Police plan to release this campaign during
the winter and summer holidays including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas,
Super Bowl Sunday, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco De Mayo, and other community events.
If you were arrested during the Avoid the 20 campaign, it is imperative
you contact a skilled Venture DUI lawyer to protect your rights.
Call The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers to schedule a consultation.