POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - With the holidays and the new year just a few weeks away, local and state law enforcement are urging drivers to drink responsibly.
Idaho State Police and other local law enforcement agencies are teaming up with the Idaho Office of Highway Safety in adding extra resources to target impaired drivers.
Several events and campaigns across the state are contributing funds towards providing law enforcement extra officers on the road at a time when historically impaired driving occurs.
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports 300 Americans die each year in the handful of days surrounding Christmas and the New Year. An average of 27 people die each day in December due to drunk-driving wrecks.
Police say it’s always important to have a transportation plan if you decide to drink. Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft, along with taxis or designated drivers are strongly encouraged.
Denny’s Wrecker Service is doing its part in helping law enforcement as well. Starting December 14th through January 1st, the towing service will provide towing for impaired drivers. You can view our previous story about that HERE.